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blockade on NH 39 protesting doc’s murder
Correspondent IMPHAL, OCT 23:
Published on 23 Oct. 2009 11:16 PM IST
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A 24-hour road blockade on NH39 from Yaiskul to Chingamakhong of Imphal West was called from midnight last night to protest the killing of a doctor At least three vehicles were broken down by agitators blocking a portion of the NH-39 from Yaiskul to Singjamei as another blockade was called along the NH-150 (Imphal-Ukhrul section) stretch. Demanding booking of the culprit(s) behind the murder of the doctor, Huidrom Binodkumar, a resident of Yaiskul, Imphal, protestors took to the street and stoned some vehicles plying on the highway. Later with the intervention of the police, normal traffic was resumed later Friday afternoon. The total blockade along the stretch of the NH-150, Imphal-Ukhrul section severely affected the normal movement of traffic along the route today. The blockade was called by the locals of Yourbung and surrounding villages demanding unconditional and safe release of Ningthoujam Chaoba, an officer of the state tribal development department. The officer was kidnapped by some unknown miscreants suspected to be cadres of a militant group from his home on the night of October 17 last.

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