620 trucks, tankers leave Imphal amid tight security
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, September 11 2011:
Meanwhile around 620 goods trucks including 93 oil tankers, 20 bullet tankers and 511 other goods trucks has left Imphal today for Jiribam to collect essential items under tight security escort of Police Commandos and IRB.
Police commandos and jawans of IRB are escorting the vehicles on the National Highway 37 to ferry in essential commodities.
Dozers and cranes of Transport and Drivers Council also went along with them to help the trucks in case of mudslide or roadsink.
The vehicles are scheduled to return after three days.
In the meantime the stocks of life saving drugs with the major stockists of the state have run dry due to the ongoing economic blockades on the national highways imposed by the SHDDC and the UNC.
Even though, UNC is giving free passage to trucks carrying life saving drugs and other medicines, these trucks are left stranded at the border of the state since SHDDC allows only ambulances and vehicles of Red Cross Society to ferry in such life saving drugs and medicines.
Meanwhile, Cracking down on the spreading rumours which led to the Moidangpokpi incident , Patsoi Police today arrested 23 truck drivers on charge of spreading rumours and attacking civilians coming from Tamenglong to Imphal at Moidangpok area.
The arrested drivers will be produced before the court tomorrow.