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Drivers Union pays tribute to Limbu

By EMN Updated: Feb 13, 2014 11:45 pm

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he remains of the handyman Rajesh Limbu of the Manipur bound diesel oil tanker was found dead in Sibsagar , Assam was brought back home and pay floral tribute to the departed soul at the ISBT complex at Khuman Lampak in Imphal were offered today.
State Consumers Affairs and & Public Distribution Minister Moirangthem Okendro also attended the gathering, showing there last respect to Limbu along with the members of the All Manipur Petroleum Tankers and Drivers Union and All Manipur Petroleum Transporters Union, Manipur (AMPTDU).Speaking to media on the sidelines, Minister Okendro said the government is planning to keep police commandoes along the Imphal-Mao sector of the National Highway to protect the tankers.
While condemning the killing the Minister extended a monitory help of Rs 50,000 to the bereaved family of Rajesh. One person arrested in connection with this incident, according to Manipur minister.
The members of the drivers union held a rally from ISBT, Khuman Lampak to IOC Oil Depot at Sangakpham. Later the remains was transported to the residence of late Limbu in Senapati District.
The AMPTDU president said the drivers and handyman of oil tankers both in Assam and Manipur have stop plying tankers since February 10 in protest against the killing.
The agitation will be suspended temporarily from tomorrow. But if the government fails to meet the demand, the union warns to resume its agitation. A memorandum has been submitted to the state Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur besides sending copies to DGPs of Assam and Manipur, he added.

By EMN Updated: Feb 13, 2014 11:45:22 pm