Manipur locals block NH in Imphal over abduction of driver by militants

Residents of Kala Pahar in Kangpokpi District undertook a temporary road blockade at the Imphal-Dimapur, National Highway -2 on February 18 demanding the release of abducted driver Tikaram Rizal. On 16th February, a few unidentified youths from the residence of Gopilal abducted him, since then no information was available about his whereabouts. Lunseih Kipgen, IGP Zone-III said that they suspect Kuki National Front (KNF) to be involved in the case, and is working for the early rescuing of the victim. The protestors formed a Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the abduction of Tikaram Rizal and took a collective resolution. Vigyan Koirala, Convenor of JAC stated they have taken and resolved to form a JAC having 18 members.