Imphal-Yairipok bandh concludes peacefully

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IMPHAL, December 14: Normal traffic along the Imphal-Yairipok road was today disrupted due to the five hour bandh imposed by the Joint Action Committee of chowkidar Ibomcha and Yaikhu Kanba Lup which came into effect from 10 am and lasted till 3 pm today.

Bandh supporters today came out on the street of Irilbung bazaar and started blocking vehicles. With the motive to prevent vehicles from plying along the route the bandh supporters also piled up logs and burnt tyres.

On receiving the disturbances caused to commuters a team of Irilbung Police led by its SDPO-Birbabu, rushed to the area.

The police team swung into action of clearing the road to ensure smooth passage for commuters. Police also resorted to firing tear gas shell to disperse the bandh supporters who show no respite on blocking the road. 

However no untoward incident was reported during the process.

It may be noted that Ibomcha and Yakhu, father and son, were reportedly abducted from Irilbung water supply scheme, where Ibomcha (the father is currently serving as the chowkidar) by miscreants identifying themselves as KCP militant cadres on December 7 around 9:30 pm. The victims remained traceless since then.

Aggrieved with the failure to trace the victims the JAC formed in connection with the abduction imposed the 5 hours bandhs with the motive to mount pressure on the government to take effective measures to rescue the abducted victims unharmed.

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