Moreh, Oct 22,
Unknown miscreants suspected to belong to an armed rebel group operating in the border town Moreh today planted a bomb beneath a parked truck used by Workers and Traders Association Moreh (WATAM) for collecting garbage this morning.
Women workers of WATAM suspected some miscreants belonging to an armed rebel group whom they refused to name to be behind the planting of the bomb.
“Last evening at around 7.30pm some of them, numbering around 6 to 7 came and vandalized the truck used by WATAM for collection of garbage”, said a member of WATAM while talking to reporters.
The truck was handed over for collection of garbage through the ADC by MAHUD. The incident happened while it was parked on the roadside near Kondong Lairembi Haraobung.
She added that the miscreants also reportedly acted rough with some women folk.
Unable to tolerate the excessive and abusive behaviour of the perpetrators the women folk and members of WATAM reported the matter to police.
Today morning a bomb resembling a rocket bomb was found beneath the truck. Members of WATAM suspected those miscreants who vandalized the truck the previous evening to be behind the planting of the bomb.
Decrying the planting of the bomb, members of Nupi Khunai Chaokhat lamjing Lup , Kha- Nongpok Apunba Nupi Lup and Workers and Traders Association Moreh staged a sit-in-protest at Ima keithel Moreh. Placards with slogan denouncing the horrifying incident were displayed during the protest staged today afternoon. “We are not your enemy”, “don’t terrorize civilians by placing bomb”, do not repeat this kind of acts in future”, etc were some of the slogans written on the placards.
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