Mail News Service
Imphal, June 13 : Based on information of illegal transportation of war like stores, Shakpao post of Assam Rifles established a Vehicle Check Post near Lambui at 0600 AM on 13 Jun 2013. During the ensuing checking of vehicles, 1600 litres of country made liquor was found which was being carried in a Tata pick up truck bearing registration number NL-01 A3559. Four individuals were also apprehended.
However, the situation turned ugly when the Tata Pick Truck carrying liquor was moving towards Ukhrul Police Station along with Assam Rifles vehicles was overturned and burnt by unidentified miscreants near Jessami junction. The fire spread fastly because of the liquor in the civil vehicle which was overturned and also to the Tata 407 vehicle of the Assam Rifles in which a small quantity of liquor was shifted for carriage. The vehicle was partial damaged before the fire was completely extinguished. Taking advantage of the situation, the miscreants also managed to release the apprehendees.
Commander 10 Sector AR along with SP, Ukhrul visited the location and brought the situation under control. The matter is being further investigated by the Police. Unconfirmed reports suggest hand of militant groups. It is noteworthy that there was a bandh on Imphal-Ukhrul highway yesterday based on differences between rival factions.
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