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Trucks escorted back to Imphal
Staff Reporter Dimapur, Apr 5 (NPN):
Published on 6 Apr. 2010 12:30 AM IST
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A total of 78 Manipur bound trucks carrying essential commodities which were purportedly detained under orders by the NSCN(K) in Manipur for failure to pay a demand of Rs.50 lakh, were escorted to their destination following the intervention of Dimapur police and other authorities.
However according to police sources, the facts were not as what had been projected in some sections of the media in Manipur.
Clarifying on the matter, Dimapur police said that the trucks were stranded in Dimapur due to non-receipt of challans and expenses for food by the truck drivers from the Imphal-based transporters . This was also corroborated by drivers in Dimapur.
SP Dimapur Liremo told this Reporter that the issue had been blown out of proportion in Manipur. He claimed that Police had not received any information either from the Manipur government nor the carriage contractors regarding the incident . Lotha also said that the matter came to light only after the arrest of one NSCN(K)activists identified as ‘ss’ sergeant Sunny Anal on Sunday evening. It may also be mentioned that two of Sunny’s accomplices managed to escape when they were challenged by a police patrol.
Meanwhile, police said that the arrested cadre, after sustained interrogation confessed that he along with two of his other accomplices identified as- ‘ss’ corporal Lovejoy and ‘ss’ sergeant Hopenary were sent from Manipur under the command of Abei Anal chairman Chandel region to warn the drivers not to move their trucks from the campus of the FCS at Dimapur.

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