Mobs block highways, commit arson in Kangpokpi

The irate mob blocked the national highway from Kangpokpi town to Taphou Kuki towards Dimapur side, and burnt down a car at Kangpokpi town along the highway near downtown IT Road on Wednesday.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 12 May 2023, 10:35 am

Kangpokpi, Manipur (File Photo: IFP)
Kangpokpi, Manipur (File Photo: IFP)

A large number of mobs blocked the national highway with logs, burning tyres, and stones from
Kangpokpi town till Motbung towards Imphal side as trucks carrying essential commodities came
towards Imphal on Wednesday.

The irate mob also blocked the highway from Kangpokpi town to Taphou Kuki towards Dimapur side.


A mob at Kangpokpi town burnt down a car along the highway near downtown IT Road at around

The blockade of the highway with stones, logs, and burning tyres were witnessed at Hengbung, and
South Changoubung till Kangpokpi town, while at Kangpokpi town, mobs were seen engaged in
blocking the highway by piling up stones, logs and stone at various locations.

Similarly, from Kangpokpi town till motbung, blockade of the highway as been witnessed at
Keithelmanbi, Leikop, Saparmeina, and Motbung village along the Imphal-Dimapur road.


Volunteers were also seen transported by Shaktiman, DI Tata, Auto, in bulk at various locations.
Meanwhile, a reliable source informed that the trucks carrying essential commodities returned back
towards Dimapur side after the mob agitations from Hengbung village.

Despite the intense violence and agitation by the mobs, no untoward incidents were reported till the filing of this report.

Also Read: Manipur Fresh Violence: Commando killed, five injured


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IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur


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