‘Fake cops’ slap three Manipuri scholars, steal cash and mobile phones in Pune

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Written via Chandan Haygunde | Pune |
Published:September three, 2017 12:49 am


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Two unidentified individuals, who claimed to be policemen, allegedly assaulted three scholars from Manipur at Shankarsheth Road on Friday night time. The males additionally accused the scholars of marketing medicine and guns, and at the pretext of checking their id playing cards, took their mobile phones and Rs 10,000 in cash, earlier than fleeing from the spot, stated police.

When the scholars approached a police chowky, the law enforcement officials allegedly unnoticed their criticism. An FIR was once lodged at Khadak police station on Saturday, simplest after individuals of the North East Community of Pune (NECOP) and the Manipuri Students Association of Pune (MSAP) intervened in the topic and contacted senior law enforcement officials.

The three scholars — Vikash Thoudam (17), Azimuddin Khan (19) and Ningthoujam Luchingba Singh (19) — have lodged a criticism with the Khadak police station. All of them hail from Manipur and are scholars of FYBA on the Poona College. They had come to Pune lately and are living in Bhavani Peth.

As according to the criticism, the incident came about on Friday night time, when two individuals on a two-wheeler intercepted the scholars close to Meera Hospital on Shankarshet Road.

“The duo claimed to be policemen in plainclothes. We asked them to show their identity cards, but they slapped us. They asked us whether we had come here to sell drugs and weapons…We told them that we were students of Poona College, but the duo asked us for our identity cards. When Vikash took out his wallet, they snatched it. They returned his Aadhar card and ATM card, but took Rs 10,000 in cash, along with the wallet. They also took mine and Ningthoujam’s mobile phones on the pretext of checking them, and asked us to come with them to a police station nearby… While we were following them, the duo escaped on their vehicle,” Azimuddin stated.

“We tried to chase the duo, but failed. The Rs 10,000 in cash was to pay the house rent. We are new to the city… the duo were not in uniform, but they acted like professional policemen. We are shocked by the incident,” stated Vikash. On the alleged extend in submitting the criticism, Nongpok Khaidem, communique secretary of NECOP, stated, “After walking some distance, the students found a policeman and went to Kasewadi police chowky with his help. There, the police told them that the FIR could not be registered unless they produced IMEI numbers of the stolen mobile phones. But later, the police extended their full co-operation”.
S Ok Souriio Hitler, NECOP president, stated, “We contacted a deputy commissioner of police for help. We hope the accused are arrested soon.”

However, Senior Police Inspector Rajendra Mokashi of Khadak police station claimed that there was once no extend in accommodation the FIR and a case has been registered below sections 420, 170, 341, 34 of the Indian Penal Code. A police crew has additionally checked the pictures captured via the CCTV digital camera put in on the visitors sign close to Meera Hospital.

According to an area resident, such incidents of thefts have taken position at the identical street previous as smartly.

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