Assault on Driver: Indefinite economic blockade along NH-2 from Jan 16 midnight

Assault on Driver: Indefinite economic blockade along NH-2 from Jan 16 midnight

TMB Correspondent

KANGPOKPI: Stating that the Government has failed to terminate ASI Hitler from service after his unruly and rowdy act upon an innocent truck driver at Kangpokpi Bazar January 14, the Senapati District Truck Drivers’ Association, Senapati District Driver’s Union and Senapati District Drivers’ Welfare Union announced to impose an indefinite economic blockade from midnight of January 16.

The three organizations took the joint decision to impose the indefinite economic blockade on Thursday and announced it during a press meet at Senapati DHQs.

Earlier, the three organizations had demanded the state Government to terminate ASI Hitler from his service within 48 hours while serving ultimatum to launched intense form of agitation.

It may be recalled that ASI Hitler of Kangpokpi Police Reserve Line had on January 14 morning assaulted a truck driver at Kangpokpi bazar which was capture on phone and the video of which had gone viral on social media.

In the video, ASI Hitler assaulted the driver and even tried to shoot the driver with his service pistol in broad daylight in public place. After the viral video and pressure from KSO Sadar Hills, SDSA and other CSOs, SP Kangpokpi immediately took action and place the erring police officer under suspension followed by necessary disciplinary action for misbehaving with the public.

It was also reported that such brutality and rowdy behaviours of ASI Th. Hitler Singh upon the truck driver was not the first time but he had on several occasion resorted to such brutality and unruly behaviour earlier as well.

Considering his brutal mentality not only a threat to the innocent public but also a big liability to the Manipur Police department, the three organization including KSO Sadar Hills, SDSA and other CSOs demanded dismissal of ASI Hitler from the department considering it the only befitting response.

During a press meet at Senapati, President of Senapati District Truck Owners’ Association, John said that SDTOA, SDDU and SDDWU had given 48 hours ultimatum to the state Government to terminate ASI Hitler for assaulting a truck driver Dale of Kapao village at Kangpokpi bazar on January 14.

He however, said that till the expiry of the ultimatum ASI Hitler is only place under suspension but not terminate which enrage the three organizations and decided to impose the indefinite economic blockade along the National Highway 2 from midnight of January 16.

The three organizations also warn that if the Government still failed to take action and terminate the said erring police officer within 48 hours during the indefinite economic blockade, it will resort to total blockade of National Highway-2.

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