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Manipur declares eco blockade, leaders `wanted`

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 17:01

Imphal: President of two organisations, which had launched an indefinite economic blockade on national highways in Manipur since April 12, have been declared `wanted` by the state government with a cash reward of rupees one lakh each on their heads.

Acting presidents of the All Naga Students` Association Manipur David Choro (38) and United Naga Council Samson Remei (50) have been declared `wanted` by the Manipur government on June 5, officials said today.

In an order issued by DGP Y Joy Kumar yesterday, it was announced that any person providing information leading to the arrest of the duo would be given Rs one lakh.
The two organisations had launched the blockade on NH-39 (Imphal-Dimapur) and NH-53 (Imphal-Jiribam) since April 12 protesting elections to Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) in Manipur hills and Manipur government`s decision to ban entry of NSCN leader T Muivah to the state.

The Naga outfits alleged that enough monetary power was not given to the councils.

Earlier, the Guwahati High Court had issued a directive to arrest the duo.
The economic blockade has pushed Manipur in the verge of a breakdown with stocks of all essentials commodities, including baby food and life saving drugs, almost drying up.


First Published: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 17:01

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