Updated 21 Jan 2022, 9:46 am
Civil bodies of Kangpokpi under the aegis of KSO Sadar Hills decided to go ahead with the proposed total bandh on all commercial trucks, including tankers from 12 am of Friday.
Earlier, the CSOs of Kangpokpi spearheaded by KSO Sadar Hills served a 24-hour ultimatum to the accused persons involved in Keithelmanbi hit-and-run case to self surrender or book them on the part of the authority concerned while unanimously resolving to launch a total bandh on all commercial trucks and tankers along the National Highway 2.
A 23-year-old youth from Keithelmanbi Military Colony in Champhai Sub Division of Kangpokpi was allegedly killed in a hit-and-run case on January 19 in the early morning along the National Highway 2 at Keithelmanbi Military Colony.
The deceased was a bright student waiting for the MA entrance examination result at MU and preparing for coaching for the civil service examinations. He was part of the ‘24x7 Bible Reading’ held at the village when he was hit by a truck and died on the spot while the truck allegedly fled from the scene after the incident.
KSO Sadar Hills general secretary Thangtinlen Haokip said that neither the accused have come forward to surrender nor the concerned authority found the culprit within the stipulated time to resolve the matter amicably.
“As decided earlier, we will go ahead with the proposed total bandh on all commercial trucks, even empty trucks, and including both oil and LPG tankers along National Highway 2 from 12 am of January 21,” he said.
He also said that the body of Paotinseh Chongloi lying at the morgue shall not be claimed at any cost until the culprits involved in his killing surrender or the concerned authority finds them out and resolves the matter.
He further said, “As we have also appealed earlier, we once again appeal to the people of Manipur not to misunderstand the decision of Kangpokpi CSOs to impose total bandh on all commercial trucks but rather extend maximum support and cooperation in delivering justice to the poor victim and his family.”
First published:20 Jan 2022, 4:48 pm
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KANGPOKPI district, Manipur