IRB personnel charged of assaulting traffic police

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IMPHAL, September 2: The Koirengei Apunba Meira Paibi and Chingmeirong Awang

Diesel Auto Owner Union jointly held a held a sit in protest today at the Awang Potsangbam Khunou charging inebriated IRB personnel of thrashing a traffic police and an auto driver yesterday.

According to a protestor, Imphal West traffic police Thoudam Gojendro, 27, son of Th Modhu of Awang Tingri was returning home in a passenger Auto rickshaw, when some inebriated personnel of the 5th IRB boarded the same vehicle yesterday around 7:10pm.

The IRB personnel stopped the vehicle at Thengu Chingjing in front of their 4th and 5th IRB camp and gave Rs 500 for their fare, she said.

When the auto driver said he has no change, Gojendro gave the fares of the IRB personnel from his own pocket and told them to get some rest as they were too drunk, continued the protestor.

At this the IRB personnel running and attack both the auto driver and Gojendro.

Speaking to the media, president of the meira paibi lup Madhabi said ever since the IRB camp was established in the area, there has been several cases of eve-teasing.

She also demanded the concerned authorities to punish the IRB personnel.

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