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Abduction Of 2 Drivers For Ransom LPG Drivers On Protest

IMPHAL, Jan 19 : Drivers and handymen of LPG Bullet tankers have been launching ‘˜hands off steering’ stir in protest against the  abduction of two of their colleagues drivers and one handyman by armed cadres of Karbi People’s Liberation Front (KPLF)  in connection with an extortion demand of Rs 50 lakhs from a spot in between Golaghat and Garampani of Assam.

Drivers and handymen of 75 Bullet tankers drove in their respective tankers inside the bottling plant of IOC located at Sekmai on January 17 and launched their protest.

Armed cadres of KPLF opened fire at the Bullet tankers on January 16 and abducted the two drivers and one handyman.

According to the agitating drivers, KPLF has demanded Rs 50 lakhs from the Bullet tankers.

All Manipur Road Transport Drivers and Motor Workers’ Union has already petitioned the authorities concerned of Governments of Manipur and Assam for securing the safe release of the abducted drivers and handyman. Bullet tanker drivers have expressed their wish to ply along Imphal-Jiri Road (National Highway 53) instead of Imphal-Dimapur Road (National Highway 39).

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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