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Economic blockade cripple vehicular movement along National Highways

By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 17, 2016 11:01 pm

IMPHAL, August 17 : The movement of goods vehicles has been affected on the first day of the economic blockade sponsored by All Manipur Written Test successful candidates of Manipur Police 2013 Batch along National Highways particularly in Imphal-Mao sector.
The blockade started from August 16 midnight in protest against the state government’s failure to declare the Police recruitment result till date.
One driver of an oil tanker (MN01-8656) was seriously injured when some of the goods trucks were stoned by some suspected blockade supporters at Senapati Bazar, about 60 km north of Imphal on Wednesday, sources reaching here said.
The injured driver identified as Usham Gojen (20) of Khurkhul village under Sekmai police station, has been evacuated to Rajmedicity hospital in Imphal for his head injury treatment, reports added.
Meanwhile, the Senapati district police has reportedly rounded three blockade supporters for necessary action.
Earlier, All Senapati Police Constables 2013 Batch (JAC) endorsing the blockade said that they were compelled to organize such democratic agitation.
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the murder of M Jamkholal alias George Zou, temporarily suspended their agitation imposed along the Imphal-Moreh route with immediate effect, following an understanding with the state government on Tuesday, sources said.
The state government authority has assured the JAC that necessary action will be taken up as soon as possible, the sources said.
In a memorandum to the Deputy Chief Minister, JAC demanded necessary action against the responsible group(s) or individual(s) involved in the brutal murder of M Jamkholal.
A police team rounded up some arms dealer and manufacturer during an operation conducted in Khurai area in Manipur’s Imphal East district.
The operation was conducted by a team of district police commandoes, Imphal East district at Khurai Salanthong area under Imphal east district on August 15 and arrested one arms dealer Thingom IMaocha Meitei (55) of Khurai Chaithabi Leirak.
One catalogue for making pistols, nine rounds of ammunitions and other equipments used in making arms were seized from his possession, said police. A case has also been registered at Porompat police station.
In another development, Imphal east district police commandoes also rounded up two persons along with some incriminating documents during an operation from his residence on August 15.
The arrested individuals are Thounaojam Yaisana Singh (34) of Palace compound Imphal and Ningthoujam Chaoba Meitei alias Lucky (33) of Nongmeibung Old Checkon Bazaar both in Imphal east district, police said.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 17, 2016 11:01:43 pm