Afternoon Voice

Miscreants torch two trucks in Manipur

Two loaded trucks carrying essentials were torched by unidentified miscreants at a village in Tamenglong district of Manipur today, police said. The incident was reported during a 24-hour ‘Zeliangrong area’ bandh called by Zeliangrong Baudi and its allies since yesterday midnight.

The trucks were torched at Tupul area along the NH-37(Imphal-Jiri Road) at around 2 am, said a senior police officer. Tupul is located at least 54 km from the state capital.

Reinforcements have been sent to the area from Keithalmanbi police station, the officer said. The bandh has been called to protest the alleged move.

by the NSCN(IM) to create divisions in the Zeliangrong community, settled mostly in the Tamenglong district of Manipur and adjoining areas of Assam and Nagaland.