Trucks stopped from taking NH-39 route
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, September 01: Unidentified armed persons reportedly prevented a number of outgoing trucks from plying along the Imphal-Dimapur route on NH-39 beyond Sekmai area today.

According to informed sources, around 100 goods carriers bound for Dimapur/Assam left Imphal in the early hours today but some 4/5 youths with arms halted the first few trucks from proceeding further beyond Sekmai.

The source said that the armed youths questioned the drivers whether they had been informed or not against taking the Imphal-Dimapur route and asked them to turn back.

The armed persons then impounded the documents of some of the vehicles.

The truckers on their return towards Imphal passed on the information to the other drivers resulting in all the trucks taking a U-turn.

Acknowledging the incident, a source in the All Manipur Drivers´┐Ż Welfare Association said that the vehicle owners are extremely worried about the impounded documents.

There is however no report of disturbances caused to goods laden trucks numbering about 208 reaching Imphal this evening from Dimapur and other Assam areas on the NH-39.The escorted truck convoy consists of 32 carrying fertilizers, 67 fuel tankers, 11 LPG carriers with the remaining loaded with other consumer items.