Imphal, June 23: The 48-hours Manipur bandh (midnight of June 22 to midnight of June 24) called by JAC against the announcement of wanted JCILPS Leader Kh Ratan and on Implementation of ILPS Singjamei Wangma has affected the normalcy in the state.
The bandh has been in force from the midnight of June 22 by the JAC demanding to lift wanted tag labeled against Kh Ratan, former Convenor of Joint Action Committee on Inner Line Permit System.
Police has picked up Kh Poireiton alias Bobby (33), s/o Late Kh Ibotombi of Singjamei Wangma Bheigabati Leikai, who is the younger brother of JCILPS leader Kh Ratan from Singjamei Keithel while implementing bandh at Singjamei Keithel today at around 4.30AM.
Spearheaded by member of the JAC, volunteers of local meira paibi, clubs and residents have implemented the bandh along the National Highway-2 at Moirangkhom, Singjamei Chingamakhong, Singjamei Khestri leikai, Singjamei Bheigabati Leikai, Kakwa, Yaiskul, Canchipur and other places by preventing plying of vehicles.
While a team of Singjamei Police station, Kakwa tried to disperse the bandh supporters, a scuffle between state security personnel and bandh supporters broke out.
In support of the bandh a large number of people blocked roads at different places here in the capital city and other valley districts of the state. Locals of Khurai Lamlong and Sawombung have also implemented the bandh along the Ukhrul road.
All the inter district transport services stopped for the day, while educational institutions here in the city were closed and government offices witnessed thin attendance.