State truck set afire near Dimapur
Source: The Sangai Express / Newmai News Network

Dimapur, June 04 2010: A truck with Manipur registration number was set on fire by some people on the outskirts of Dimapur along National High 39 this evening while three others were damaged.

Dimapur police said that four Manipur bound trucks with 'On Army Duty' label pasted on their wind-shields were coming along with the 16th Assam Rifles from Manipur side when the trucks were attacked with catapults and stones by some youths at a place called 5th Mile towards Dimapur at around 5 pm.

The wind-shields of the vehicles were damaged in the attack.

As the attack went on, the security forces halted at the place.

In no time a huge number of people gathered at the area.

And in the chaotic moments some youths set on fire one of the trucks.

However, the intervention from the fire brigades prevented the trucks from being burnt down completely.

The four trucks are now under the custody of the Diphupar police station on the outskirt of Dimapur.

No one has claimed responsibilty for the act.

The Naga Students' Federation has imposed a ban on Manipur vehicles in Nagaland since May 3 after the State police prevented the NSF leaders from entering Manipur.

The NSF had demanded an apology from the State Govt.