A commando personnel, who allegedly intimidated a salesman at a pharmacy near Thoubal District Hospital in Khangabok using his firearm, has been detained.
According to the police, the accused has been identified as 37-year-old Lhunjangam Lhungdim, son of Jamlhun from N Molhoi village in Churachandpur District. He is a 2nd IRB rifleman presently attached to Thoubal Commando.
A written complaint was lodged at the Thoubal police station by the owner of Lanchenba pharmacy, Takhellambam Ningol Bidyakumari, wife of A Lanchenba Meitei of Athokpam Khunou.
The complainant stated that Lhunjangam Lhungdim came on a white bolero bearing registration number MN05A-5525 at the pharmacy on Sunday at around 7 pm and demanded to give him a Zapiz tablet without a doctor’s prescription but the salesman denied to give him the said tablet.
Reports added that he entered the pharmacy forcefully and took a bottle of medicine called “Ascoril” and drank the medicine without permission. He even refused to pay for the bottle of medicine he drank and instead, lied about giving the amount for the medicine.
He later came out of the pharmacy and took out his double barrel gun and threatened the salesman, added the complainant.
Thoubal police registered a case as soon as the written complaint was submitted and started searching for the miscreant. He was later arrested along with his bolero.
He has been detained in lock up for further investigation after being produced before the court.