Sunday, October 2, 2022

ANTA sounds alarm over attacks on taxi drivers

All Nagaland Taxi Association (ANTA) Hq. Kohima has described as “alarming” the increasing cases of attacks on taxi drivers in the recent months and appealed to the state government to take action against the perpetrator under relevant sections of law at the earliest.
In a press release, ANTA president Dziesevituo Solo while seeking to highlight the two recent incidents said that the taxi drivers were robbed and physically abused by some miscreants.
According to ANTA, the first incident occurred on August 15, 2022, when two unknown miscreants “forcefully stopped” the taxi at Shortcut 10 Mile and started demanding money from the passengers and even confiscated their phones.
It said that the second incident happened on August 30, 2022, when three unidentified miscreants with firearms hired a taxi from Medziphema to Pherima village. ANTA said the driver was “mercilessly beaten up and robbed at gunpoint” near Tsiepama Model Village entrance gate.
Vehemently condemning “these inhuman acts”, ANTA Hq. Kohima has warned of taking stern action against the “perpetrator of the atrocities”.