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Transport organizations call 'indefinite economic blockade' at inter-state check gates in Assam-Nagaland Border

Seek security of trucker drivers entering Nagaland and justice to the family of Assam driver killed by armed miscreants on September 22.

Transport

Sentinel Digital Desk

Bokajan: Several transport organizations of Dimapur and Bokajan have called for an ''indefinite economic blockade'' and have restricted entry of goods trucks and commercial vehicles in Dimapur from Tuesday.

This came after the expiry of a three-day ultimatum to Nagaland government to provide safety and security to all truck drivers entering Nagaland and to compensate the bereaved family of the slain truck driver identified as Jiten Gogoi of Dhemaji, Assam who was killed by armed miscreants on September 22 near IMC Hall, Dimapur.

The blockade was clamped at the inter-state check gates at Dillai and New Field Check Gate at Lahorijan in the Assam-Nagaland border.

On the expiry of the three-day ultimatum today, the transport associations informed that they will go ahead with their ''indefinite economic blockade'' since they have not received any positive response from the Government of Nagaland over their demands.

The principal demands of the transport associations were to end the present multiple taxations imposed by various underground groups active in Dimapur. Currently, there are around 7 under groups excluding the Kuki insurgents that collect illegal tax from truck drivers entering Nagaland.

It needs to be mentioned that the Public Action Committee (PAC) Dimapur on September 26, 2020, has also given a 10-day ultimatum to the District Administration and Police to identify and take action against the miscreants responsible for killing Gogoi and to make a public report of the investigation, failing of which, the Committee will be forced to take up its own choice of action.

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