TDC decries police inaction
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, December 08 2016:
The Transporters and Drivers Council (TDC) has decried that many drivers and helpers have been facing lots of hardships on account of subordinate officers' refusal to comply with the IGP's instruction to escort vehicles stranded at Jiribam up to Imphal.
Speaking to media persons at their MG Avenue office today, TDC president H Ranjit said that transporters may launch cease work strike if the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister do not take up disciplinary action against the 1st MR CO and the Additional SP Jiribam for not complying with the IGP's instruction.
Following BRO's intimation that Barak bridge required repairing, due arrangements were made for movement of only oil tankers and LPG bullet tankers.
In the presence of the CAF&PD Minister and other officials, the IGP instructed subordinate officers to escort back all loaded trucks up to Imphal.
Subsequently, out of the many trucks stranded at Jiribam, trucks loaded with lighter goods were selected for forward journey to Imphal.
But the selected trucks turned out to be 12-wheelers and 10-wheelers while 6-wheelers were left out.
Moreover, most of the selected trucks were found loaded with cement.
As such, goods loaded with essential commodities and perishable items have been left at Jiribam, Ranjit said.
He then urged the State Government to make necessary arrangements to escort all trucks stranded at Jiribam up to Imphal tomorrow itself.