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Highway bandh in Manipur ends

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, July 2 � Normal vehicular movement was partially affected for the second day today on the Manipur sector of the National Highway 2 (Imphal-Dimapur route) following the 29-hour National Highway bandh called in protest against the killing of an auto-driver. The bandh ended at 6 pm today.

No untoward incident was reported during the bandh, which was called by a joint action committee following the alleged murder of an auto-rickshaw driver L Deben (46) of Mantripukhri Lamlongei, sources said.

The police arrested the suspected auto driver killer after he surrendered to the Lamlai police station in Imphal East district this morning, according to SDPO N Modhunimai of Imphal West district police.

In another development, the Transporters and Drivers� Forum (TDF), an apex body of a number of transport service providers in Manipur, withdrew their agitation following Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam�s assurance to positively look into the demands of the forum.

�We�ve decided to withdraw the agitation as the minister assured us of proper security cover along the two National Highways (NH 2 and NH 37),� said TDF president Bhupen Chandra Ghosh.

�He also promised compensation to the 10 trucks damaged during the 2011 road blockade and give a suitable job to a deceased driver�s wife,� Ghosh added.

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Highway bandh in Manipur ends

IMPHAL, July 2 � Normal vehicular movement was partially affected for the second day today on the Manipur sector of the National Highway 2 (Imphal-Dimapur route) following the 29-hour National Highway bandh called in protest against the killing of an auto-driver. The bandh ended at 6 pm today.

No untoward incident was reported during the bandh, which was called by a joint action committee following the alleged murder of an auto-rickshaw driver L Deben (46) of Mantripukhri Lamlongei, sources said.

The police arrested the suspected auto driver killer after he surrendered to the Lamlai police station in Imphal East district this morning, according to SDPO N Modhunimai of Imphal West district police.

In another development, the Transporters and Drivers� Forum (TDF), an apex body of a number of transport service providers in Manipur, withdrew their agitation following Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam�s assurance to positively look into the demands of the forum.

�We�ve decided to withdraw the agitation as the minister assured us of proper security cover along the two National Highways (NH 2 and NH 37),� said TDF president Bhupen Chandra Ghosh.

�He also promised compensation to the 10 trucks damaged during the 2011 road blockade and give a suitable job to a deceased driver�s wife,� Ghosh added.

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