Oil tanker drivers begin strike in Manipur

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Oil tanker drivers begin strike in Manipur

Imphal, May 1 (IANS) Oil tanker drivers on Monday launched a cease work strike in Manipur following an armed attack that injured two drivers.

The drivers said that the strike will continue till their demands are conceded.

The main demand is that they should be given adequate security along the highways which are infested by all kinds of militants.

Sunday’s attack was the second since the BJP-led government took office on March 15.

According to the police, CRPF personnel were escorting the goods trucks and oil tankers enroute from Assam to Imphal, the state capital.

Militants attacked three oil tankers at Changoubung in Kangpokpi district.

The attack damaged the tankers.

Director General of Police L.M. Khaute said: “We have arrested three Kuki Revolutionary Army rebels in connection with the attack.”

However, another militant outfit People’s War Group in a statement said: “We had carried out the gun attacks. The claim of the DGP is baseless”.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.