166 vehicles reach Imphal safely
Three govt offices burnt; six MR injured in accident
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, August 07, 2011:
Amidst agitation and disturbances on the two highways caused by the general strike of the SHDDC, 166 freight trucks and other vehicles reached Imphal without any harm under tight security escort.
Out of the 166 vehicles, buses, 33 numbers of Tata Winger, Tata Sumo, Maruti Van, Alto Car and trucks stranded on NH 39 were brought to Imphal under tight security measures through the Jessami road.
The remaining 133 trucks were brought from Jiribam also under tight security escort.
CRPF, MR and 2nd IRB personnel escorted the trucks along NH 37 from Keithelmanbi to Imphal.
BRTF officials, members of Transporters & Drivers Council went there to extend help to any trucks which could have encountered troubles arising from bad weather conditions.
An ambulance was also taken by TDC to assist in case of unwanted incidents.
Meanwhile, strike supporters today burned three more government offices at Gamphajol and Saikun villages.
The SDO office and Veterinary office at Saikun were burnt down by blockade supporters last night while the SSA storehouse at Gamphajon under Saparmeina Police Station was burned today at around 1 pm.
Blockade supporters till today have burnt down 17 government offices and 12 private vehicles in blockade related incidents.
Three persons were killed in accident during the general strike.
Seven transporters have been hurt and two blockade supporters were also injured in police action in blockade related incidents.
The SHDDC has extended its general strike till August 31. In the meantime, six jawans of 2nd MR got were injured when the Gypsy they were travelling in met with an accident on NH 37 this afternoon.
The injured jawans have been rushed to the RIMS hospital for treatment.
The personnel were escorting goods trucks transporting FCI material from Jiribam to Imphal when theaccident took place between K-Sinam village and Seljang village around 3.30 pm today.
The Gypsy fell into a gorge trying to avert ramming a CRPF personnel who was on ROP duty.
The injured jawans were identified as Paomei Akin (33) son of Thambaljao Paomei of Majorkhul, Marson Keishing (48) of Wangpura Khunou Ukhrul, L Man Kansi (38) of Sikipung Ukhrul, Jankhohen (28) of CCpur, driver Lalkhogin (47) of CCpur and Warchang Thang (25) of Pallel.