Minister apprised about looting by Naga militants

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IMPHAL, December 14: A meeting was called today at around 8.30 am at the official residence of the Consumer Affairs, Food and PD minister M Okendro located at Sanjenthong. The agenda of the meeting was said to be that oil tankers plying between Imphal to Dimapur were looted. The registration books, driving licenses and other vehicle insurance papers were seized by some miscreants suspected to members of a Naga underground outfit during the last two weeks.

Documents have been seized from at least 26 tankers inclusive of LPG bullet tankers. The reason is said to be for not paying the annual tax to a Naga outfit. It may be mentioned that the tankers are given security escort by the CRPF to and fro.    

At the meeting today, IOC oil depot manager SI Singh, officials of All Manipur Petroleum Products Transporters Association deliberated on the issue today with the concerned minister M Okendro. The minister is said to have intimated the SP, Senapati and concerned IGP, range DIG and to take up necessary action and to prevent such incidents from occurring again. The same was assured to members of the transporters association.  

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