Mumbai: Two policemen of Trombay has allegedly assaulted a ration shop owner when he refused to give them cooking oil for free on Wednesday. The show owner had several injuries and was further taken to Shatabdi hospital.
The shop owner is identified as Vijay Choudhary and is a resident of Cheeta Camp. According to the reports of TOI, the Trombay police registered a non-cognizable offense.
Vijay Chowdahary’s brother said that the police refused to file an FIR.
The shop owner said that the two policemen threatened him when he demanded money for the oil. He further added to it that the policemen returned with more policemen and beat him up. They also beat the customers queued with 1m distance. Senior inspector Siddheshwar Gove said that the Police Lathi charged the people as there was no social distance. There was no demand for oil by Policemen.
Around 85% of COVID-19 cases were confirmed from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and Pune district. MMR includes Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that there was no community transmission reported in the state but lockdown must be strictly maintained. “Places like Dharavi need to observe lockdown thoroughly. Positive cases are increasing in cities like Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur,” he added.