Armed Miscreants Attack Oil Tankers on Imphal-Jiribam NH-37, Panic Buying at Petrol Outlets Ensues

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Imphal: A driver was injured after he was hit by bullets fired by armed miscreants towards Imphal-bound oil tankers and loaded trucks along Imphal-Jiribam section of NH-37 in Tamenglong district on Tuesday, damaging some oil tankers including a bullet tanker (bulk LPG carrier).

Hours after the attack, panic buyers stormed at petrol retail outlets across the valley districts to fill up their vehicle fuel tanks fearing closure of the outlets. At the same time, some retail outlets were found sticking “No Stock” bills.

Reports said that the armed miscreants attacked the Imphal-bound vehicles escorted by CRPF personnel at a place between Tollen Kuki village and Keimai under Tousem police station of Tamenglong district today, around 10 am.

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