Media team looted
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, November 26 2011:
A team of media persons including MMTA volunteers and foreign tourist on its way back from Ukhrul after taking part in the Adventure and Eco- Tourism part of the Sangai Festival, were looted by suspected supporters of the economic blockade at New Heaven, 5 kms to Litan, this evening.
The looters have taken away around 10 boxes of packaged drinking water from the team.
The media persons along with the officials of the MMTA and foreign tourist went for a visit to the Shirui Hills and Kangkhui Cave in Ukhrul district as a part of the Manipur Sangai Festival, yesterday.
After visiting the places, the team returned back to Imphal in three vehicles today.
On their way back to Imphal, at New Heaven they were stopped by the suspected supporters of economic blockade and took away the boxes of package drinking water from the team.
The suspected blockade supporters did not spare the team even after they were told that the team also included media persons.
The looters even used foul language to the media persons which is very unfortunate.