IMPHAL, April 12: Activists and volunteers of Anjuman-Islahi-Muahshrao (AIM) rescued three individuals along with their hijacked vehicle and apprehended two of their hijackers this early morning at Lilong under Thoubal district.
According to the AIM chief co-ordinator Haji Maulana Muheiyuddin, the incident occurred around 4am today.
He said a jeep carrying 13 bags of rice (50 kg each) with three occupants moving along NH-2 was waylaid at Lilong Lamkhai and whisked away from there.
On receiving information about the incident, AIM activists swung into action and carried out a massive manhunt through their sources and finally intercepted the hijacked vehicle around 6.30 am at Lilong Ngangou Loukon, said the co-ordinator.
He said AIM not only managed to rescue the occupants of the vehicles, but also nabbed two abductors although the third one managed to escape.
The rescued individual have been identified as Maibam Nadadip, 55, his wife Thaba, and Tondonbi, 52 wife of Rajen of Ukhongsang Mayai Leikai.
The two nabbed hijackers are identified as Md Musha, 28, son of Abdul Manan of Lilong Leihaokhong and Md Tomba, 35, son of Taher Ali of Lilong Houreibi Awang Leikai while the one who escaped has been identified as Md Saddam, 20, son of Fizur Rahman of Lilong Turel Ahanbi. The hijackers have been handed over to the concerned police station by the group.
In the meantime, AIM also convened a meeting at its office situated near Lilong Dam today against yesterday’s violence in Mayang Imphal area.
Terming the incident unfortunate, the gathering appealed to all not to carry out similar incident in the future which could disturb the tranquillity of the society.
The meeting also resolved to strongly condemn the incident in which some individuals fired gun shots at Lilong Nungei yesterday night, terming the incident as anti-social.
Along with appealing to the different communities to refrain from indulging in any acts which could ignite communal incident, the public meeting further resolved to spread awareness to the people on adverse effects of such incidents which hamper maintenance of peace and harmony in the State.