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221 stranded goods ferrying trucks escorted to Imphal in NH-1; over 300 loaded trucks waiting for security escorts at Jiribam

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Imphal, Dec 2: Strong team of security forces today escorted 221 loaded trucks till Imphal, which were stranded at Mao gate since the last couple of days due to the economic blockade called by UNC along the National Highway 1. The loaded trucks started reaching Imphal at 12 noon today. On the other hand around 300 loaded trucks including oil tankers are waiting for security escort from coming to Imphal.
Report reaching here said that the loaded trucks were escorted by a strong combine security team led by Additional Director General of Police C Doungel. Other top Police officials including IGP (Zone 1) Clay Khongsai   , IGP Zone 2 Kailun and IGP (Adm) Dr. S Ibocha and SPs and IRB Commandant were also included in the team. Report said that the trucks were escorted early today morning and personnel of Assam Rifles were deployed at various locations along the Highway to foil any attempt to attack the trucks by supporters of UNC.
The loaded trucks which reached Imphal today afternoon were mostly goods ferrying trucks carrying essential commodities and edible items.
Meanwhile, report from Jiribam said that as many as 300 loaded trucks including oil tankers are stranded at Jiribam due to the twin economic blockade called by the the United Naga Council. Source from the state government said that as of now there is no arrangement made to bring back those trucks however as the security team which escorted stranded trucks from Mao have reached Imphal today, another similar team will be sending soon to bring the stranded trucks along the NH 37.
On the other hand people of Jiribam too had imposed counter economic blockade against the UNC and saveral volunteers pull down materials from loaded trucks and destroyed it in the street at Golathon near excise office today afternoon.
United Naga Council (UNC) has been imposing economic blockade along the two National Highways since November 1, against government move to create Sadar Hills district. The economic blockade was intensified after the arrest of two UNC leaders Gaidon Kamei, President and Sankhui Stephen Lamkang, Publicity Secretary on November 25 by calling 48 hours total shut in Hill districts on the following days. The economic blockade too continue without giving any break besides called to relax for few days from various civil society organization on humanitarian ground as people as well as the truckers are facing extreme hardship.

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L B Devi December 3, 2016 - 5:37 pm

At least security forces have to arrest as much members of UNC and its sister organizations this time and put to jail for fair trial. All others supporters of UNC also be lathi-charged as painful as possible so that such crime against humanity should be continued in future.


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