Imphal, April 27
Two officials of the CAF & PD, who were on inspection duty, were mercilessly assaulted at gun point by the owner and his gang of a petrol pump located at Chandranadi Toupokpi (Narankonjin) here in Imphal West. The incident happens when two officials of the CAF&PD identified as Haobam Bobby (Civil Supply Inspector) and L. Ibotombi Singh (Area Officer) on Friday evening inspected M/S Heibok Filing Oil Pump, after the duo found the counter of the oil pump opened after 9 pm.
According to report, a person, from inside the counter came out with a small gun and started assaulting both the CAF and PD official for questioning the reason of opening the counter till late hours as it was not permitted to do so amid the lockdown and curfew in connection with the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“Even after we showed our documents to tell them that we were on duty to check the fuel pump , the person didn’t listen to us and continue to attack us”, Haobam Bobby said while talking to Imphal Times .
He further said that the owner of the M/S Heibok Filing Oil Pump, who also came out instead of stopping the attackers started joining them and pulled his clothes from the back side and he felt down resulting in minor fracture on his left leg.
“We did informed to the police but the incident happened before the police arrived”, Bobby said. His face, nose etc. were injured in the attack by the owner of the M/S Heibok Filing Oil Pump and his gang.
The employees Union of CAF & PD department expressed strong condemnation to the physical assault on the two officials who were on duty. A complaint has been filed against the concerned Police department and an FIR has been lodged against the culprits at Wangoi Police Station under section 353/326/307/34 of the IPC and 25 (1-C) Arms Act.