Kwakta: At least 10 including a women and an Additional SP were injured during a clash following a 48-hour bandh called along NH-2 Tiddim road called by All Kwakta Co-ordinating Committee on Monday. Seven civilians and three police personnel were injured in the clash.
According to a report, members and volunteers of All Kwakta Co-ordinating Committee and its supporters came to the street and blocked the NH-2 Tiddim road of Kwakta area since 5:00 AM.
The protestors put up big wood logs, benches and stones and blocked the road from vehicular movements.
In-order to control the agitation, a team of Bishnupur District Police led by Additional SP (L&O)/Bishnupur Luikham Lammiyo under the supervision of SP/Bishnupur Priyadarshini Laishram rushed to the protesting area and dispersed the protestors.
The irate protestors pelted stones and even fired slings at the police team; the police team retaliated by firing tear gas shells, smoke bombs and dispersed the protestors.
During the confrontation, 6 male and 1 female and Additional SP (L&O)/Bishnupur Luikham Lammiyo and two other police personnel sustained injury. The injured persons were taken to nearby hospital for medical treatment, the report said.
Speaking in connection with the NH-2 road shutdown, Convenor of the Committee Anish Ahamad said that for more than 20 years no fresh drinking water has been provided to the people of Kwakta and the people of Kwakta and the committee has been urging the state government to provide fresh drinking water in democratic way but they have not receive any response from the Government side till date.
Thus, the irate people took out the agitation and for those injured persons in police action, the State Government must hold responsible, he added.
Mention may be that the All Kwakta Co-ordinating Committee has warned of intense agitation in democratic way if the State Government fails to provide fresh drinking water by Saturday at Kwakta Municipal Council and Gram Panchayat area, through print and electronic media during a press conference held on October 18, 2020. In continuation, on December 3, 2020 the committee has drawn the attention of the State government through the media to intervene at the fail water supply scheme taken up by PHED Bishnupur Division Kwakta.
However, as the Government failed to fulfill their demands and turn it into action, the committee began the 48 hours NH-2 Tiddim road shutdown from Monday 5:00 AM.
Emergency services were exempted during the Tiddim road shutdown.