Kidnapped driver released

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IMPHAL, June 26 (NNN): A Manipuri driver who was kidnapped on the night of June 13 from Jakhalabanda in Assam allegedly by KCP-MC(Lamyanba Khuman) has been reportedly released in the Assam-Meghalaya border this morning.

Reports reaching here said bus driver Thokchom Ingobi was released at around 6 am in the Assam-Meghalaya border today and the driver has reached Dimapur this evening by a train. The reports further said following this development, members of All Manipur Night Super Drivers’ Welfare Association have rushed to Dimapur this evening to receive the driver.

It is not clear on what condition the driver was released.

Since June 19, inter-state buses originating from Imphal have halted their services following the lapsing of deadline given by All Manipur Night Super Drivers’ Welfare Association to release the abducted driver.

Few days ago, the All Manipur Night Super Drivers Welfare Association had taken a decision to cease their daily services from the morning of June 19 if abducted driver Thokchom Ingobi was not released by 5 pm of June 18.

Thokchom Ingobi was kidnapped in Assam reportedly by Manipur based militant outfit KCP-MC (Lamyanba Khuman) group.

Thokchom Ingobi, 35 years, s/o Nimai of Khongjom Mamang Leikai, Thoubal district of Manipur was kidnapped from Jakhalabanda in Assam on June 13 late night. He was driving a bus bearing registration number MN 01-1785.

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