Protestors demanding release of abducted man block NH-2

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Imphal: Normal vehicular movement along the NH-2 was paralyzed on Monday owing to blockade along the stretch at various places in Sekmai and its adjoining areas in Imphal West district.

The highway was blocked, demanding immediate and unconditional release of a 47-year-old man who was reportedly abducted by unknown persons from the Maharabi area of the way on Sunday morning.

Gurumayum Bobo alias Ingocha Sharma, son of Kritichandra Sharma of Khamral Awang Leikai of Imphal West district was abducted on his way to Sekmai on a two-wheeler Royal Enfield.

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As per CCTV footage, he was abducted by unknown persons who came in a Gypsy without a registration number.

Demanding the safe release of the person, residents on the sides of the stretch of the highway came out in their respective localities and blocked the highway, preventing the movement of all kinds of vehicles including security convoys.

The highway was blocked at Sekmai, Tengdongyang, Koirengei etc while demanding the concerned authorities of the state government to trace the whereabouts of the abducted person.

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According to the protesters, the abducted man had actively participated in guarding the Sekmai area from attack by armed miscreants from the hill side.

On that very fateful day, he was coming to Awang Sekmai to join the village volunteers in guarding the villages on the periphery of the valley district from his house.

Since news of his disappearance spread, the family and local people were pressing Sekmai police to trace his whereabouts.

Meanwhile, local meira paibis announced that the road blockade would continue until the whereabouts of the abducted person is traced by the police.

No untoward incident was reported during the highway blockade today.

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