DIMAPUR, Aug 16 - The Nagaland Government has provided 14 highway patrolling vehicles to curb criminal activities along the highways in the State.
The keys of the vehicles (Maruti Gypsy) were handed over to the district enforcement units by Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton during the Independence Day programme at the Dimapur District Sports Complex ground on Wednesday.
The vehicles are meant for patrolling the highways in Kohima and Dimapur districts, besides the interior police stations in other districts.
Two vehicles each were allotted to Kohima and Dimapur districts, while the other 10 were given to the other districts. Extortion, kidnapping, intimidation, etc., along the highways in Nagaland are commonplace. The driver and handyman of an oil tanker were abducted by unknown miscreants in Tuensang district on April 22.
Four associations � Kohima Petroleum Dealers� Association, Dimapur Petroleum Dealers� Association, Nagaland Tanker Transport Association and Oil Tanker Drivers� Union � called an indefinite closure of all oil pumps and a halt to fuel transportation in the State on April 30, demanding safe release of driver Tularam Buragohain and handyman Adman Surin. The security agencies rescued the duo on May 2.