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20 January 2015

Vehicles Damaged During Bandh in Manipur

Imphal, Jan 20 : Bandh supporters damaged several vehicles in Hatta area in Imphal East Monday during the 24-hour state wide strike call given by the joint action committee (JAC) demanding justice in the death of Md Firoz Khan.

But the strike that began from 6 am was called off following an agreement between the JAC and Agriculture minister Md Abdul Nasir.Traffic movement along Checkon-Hatta road in Imphal East was seriously disrupted due to the strike. A large number of bandh supporters damaged several vehicles while enforcing the strike along the Hatta road. Norma life in Hatta, was paralysed due to the strike.

Police used tear gas and fired rubber bullets at hundreds of demonstrators in Hatta area.

Earlier, the JAC called a 24-hour bandh along Imphal-Moreh road over the death of Md Firoz. In Lilong area in Thoubal district, strike supporters blocked the National- Highway-2 section since morning. The road blockade was supported by the Manipur Muslim Council (MMC).

Md Firoz, a father of four, was found death on the night of January 15 at Khangabok Keithel in Thoubal district.
The JAC has been insisting that Md Firoz was brutally murdered. It has demanded a CBI probe into the killing.

Newmai News Network

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