IMPHAL, Jan 11: Three individuals who were Chennai-bound were robbed of jewellery and cash worth around Rs 9 lakh by some miscreants at gun point near Imphal airport.
The broad daylight robbery took place near Imphal airport, Imphal West district under Singjamei police station last afternoon.
A man and two women were coming to Imphal Airport from Moreh in a van. They were followed by some unidentified people in a car (Maruti Alto) from Lilong. The car had no registration number.
Three men and a women were seated in the car and they identified themselves as police personnel.
They halted the van at Ningombam Lamkhai, near Imphal Airport.
The next moment, they drew out a gun and confiscated all the jewellery and cash carried by the occupants of the van. They left the scene immediately, sources said.
Of three who came from Moreh, one woman had gone to Chennai, another woman had gone back to Chennai while the lone male companion stayed back at Imphal.
Meanwhile police have launched an investigation into the incident after registering a case at Singjamei police station.