Imphal, Aug 29: 8 petroleum tankers coming from Guwahati towards Imphal were vandalized by unknown miscreants along the National Highway 1 near Senapati district headquarters at around 9 am today. The incident happened when around 100 oil tanker were on its way with security escort.
Speaking to the media persons, Y Bhupenchandra Gosh said that after hearing the news of the trucks being vandalized by unknown miscreants, the drivers have decided to stay off the road until the state government fulfills their long awaited demands to provide well and proper security. Until their demands are met by the government, supply of petroleum product will be put on hold, he added.
Y Bhupenchandra Gosh also that Manipur is now in a state where there is no rule of law. Rule of law is not only for few fortunate people, drivers do have the right to enjoy this law. They are working day and night facing bad weather and sometimes they even face what could not even imagine in their life. Many divers have lost their life during their duty but till now government have fails to extend their support to the drivers, he added.
Y Bhupenchandra Gosh further said that without any proper protection and security, the union will not serve their duty. The union demands the concern to fulfill needs at the earliest.
Y Bhupenchandra Gosh further extend that while shouting for cancellation of oil tanker transportation, the government and concern authority fails to hear the union demands for security for the petroleum tankers as blockade at the highways is still being continued. Forcefully the tankers were made to travel along the Imphal-Dimapur Highway where 8 trucks were vandalized by unknown miscreants where some drivers and handyman suffers some minor injuries. Luckily none of the drivers and handyman suffers any major injuries but despite having security and ROP from Senapati to Kangpokpi and Keithelmanbi, there had been many loophole which is one of the big reason for such incident as this is not the first time.