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Driver assaulted over denial to pay illegal tax at Imphal-Moreh route

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Drivers body demand arrest of the culprit within 48 hours, warns indefinite blockade
IT News
Imphal Oct 5:

Unknown miscreants suspected to be cadres of armed rebel group allegedly assaulted a driver of Eco-Van passenger service along Imphal Moreh route while returning to towards Imphal over denial to pay illegal tax demanded by armed assailant yesterday evening.
Following the assault on fellow colleague driver, passenger service vehicle drivers of Imphal-Moreh route convened an emergency meeting today at Soro keithel and warn the government of indefinite bandh if the authority fails to arrest those culprits within 48 hours.
The victim driver has been identified as Md Abdul Hakim (30 yrs) son of Abdul Aziz from Sora Keithel in Kakching district. As narrated by him, he drive back from Moreh at around 7 pm yesterday carrying some items as no passenger were available. When he reached Chamol Village also known as Zero in Tengnoupal village . He said that at that village there is a location where the Kuki rebel group collected illegal taxes from all passenger vehicles. As he reached the location he was stopped by some people and asked him to pay Rs. 250 . As he does not have any passenger in his vehicle he said that he could not pay the money as he did not have it. Later the persons suspected to by cadres of the Kuki rebel group asked him to pay Rs. 100 but that too the driver cannot pay the money as he did not have it. Later, those miscreants allegedly assaulted him over his denial to pay the force illegal taxes.
Denouncing the barbaric activism, all passenger vehicles plying along the Imphal Moreh route have been cancelled today. A protest was also staged against the brutal assault to passenger driver by the suspected UGs. Speaking to media in state of animosity, a driver said that the location where the driver was assaulted for not giving illegal taxes to the rebel group is near a police post. He drew the attention of the government in connection with the atrocities and harassment metted out by the driver along the Imphal Moreh route despite having so many police personnel on duty. The drivers also drew he attention of the government over the aggressive checking to the passenger vehicles along the Imphal Moreh Route at Khudengthabi by Assam Rifles.
The drivers warns the government of indefinite blockade if fails to arrest those people who assaulted the driver of Eco van passenger service within 48 hours.

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