2 trucks including 1 at Dimapur torched
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 17: With the Naga Students' Federation spearheading the economic blockade and non-cooperation movement in Nagaland, one goods laden truck bound for Imphal was torched near the MSRTC complex at Dimapur while another Tata mobile was burnt on the Moreh-Pallel route on NH-39 today.

The truck at Dimapur was set ablaze at about 6 pm and was loaded with raw material for building water tankers.

The truck belongs to Transking and its registration number is MN-04A-0149.According to reports received from Dimapur, the goods laden truck was parked near the MSRTC complex for the last few days.

The suspected blockade supporters, came in a Maruti car, a Maruti van and a Pulsar motorcycle and after dousing the truck with petrol set it ablaze.

Before setting the truck on fire, the arsonists called out the driver and made him drive the vehicle a little away from the godown at MSRTC complex, said sources.

Timely action by the Fire Brigade personnel saved the truck from being burnt completely.

However potions of the body and the tyres were burnt in the fire.

This is the second time that Imphal bound trucks have been torched at Nagaland ever since the NSF took up the economic blockade and non-cooperation movement.

Yesterday too a goods laden truck was set aflame by blockade supporters at Nagaland.

About 10 trucks have been set on fire ever since ANSAM kick started its agitation.

A Tata mobile (MN04A-0216) was also set aflame at Leingangching by blockade supporters on the Pallel-Moreh route on NH-39 today at about 3.30 pm.

The spot of the incident is located about 38 kms from Moreh police station.

The vehicle was transporting potatoes and onion when it was set ablaze.

The owner of the vehicle is identified as Meinam Babudhon of Thoubal Kiyam Siphai while the drive is identified as Mutum Biken.