IMPHAL, Sept 26 � A driver of Manipur police commando was shot dead after he was abducted at gun point along with a bullet-proof police jeep �Rakshak�in Manipur on Thursday night.
An unidentified gunman who was later identified as personnel of 6th Indian Reserve Battalion in civil dress fired some rounds at a police team near PCTC oil pump located at DM College Gate here around 8.30 pm yesterday.
Police retaliated but the gunman escaped after hijacking the police jeep along with police commando driver E Joy (35) at gun point. Police commandos discovered the abandoned jeep along with the body of the driver near Khetrigao Sabal Leikai in Imphal East after about an hour.
Police managed to identify the gunman as one Thangkhensong, a rifleman of 6th IRB and presently attached with the security escort team of MLA Dr Chaltolien Amo. The gunman also took away the 9mm pistol of the police driver, sources added. Police is searching for the absconding personnel.