UCM, Police accused
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, June 25 2010: The Senapati District Motor Vehicles Owners' Association today accused the UCM and Manipur police of colluding with some unknown persons in attacking and damaging two Imphal to Mao service buses on June 21 last.

A statement of the association signed by its secretary Sahdev Gurung dispatched to the media house while expressing condemnation to the damages caused to the two buses alleged that two unidentified persons coming on a scooter with no number plate attacked them at 2nd MR Gate and Sangapham Bazar.

Two persons a driver and a women passenger sustained injuries in the incident.

The statement further alleged that vehicles belonging to the association parked at A O C Imphal were also intimidated not to come down to Imphal apart from forcibly pulled down the passengers boarded on the vehicles on June 17 last too.

The association further accused that Mao buses stationed at north A O C were again threatened not to ply and were abused to go to Nagaland on June 19 last.

On June 23 also people at the booking counters at North AOC along with some persons allegedly identifying themselves as members of UCM threatened to burn down vehicles plying on the route.

They also assaulted the president of the Mao Tata Sumo Association.

Not ended with this the statement went on to charged that on June 24, OC of Imphal police station summoned the president of the Senapati District Transport Association to his office at Babupara over phone.

The OC with a member of booking counter also told the president to stop plying buses on the route.

The OC intimated the president through his phone for a meeting at his office at Imphal on June 28 again.

They have decided not to attend or pay heeds to any uncalled threat or disturbances, the statement added.

The association called upon the people of Manipur and state government to condemn the uncalled and communal acts and helps in stopping threats on them immediately.

The association further also cautioned that if such acts go on, they will be compelled to take up their own course of actions.