Tengnoupal, Jul 15: Annoyed by the inability of the authority concerned to nab the culprits involved in demolition of the burial site of D Thamnok Lamkang and the failure to recover missing coffin of the late leader, Lamkang Chiefs Association, Chandel launched total bandh along Imphal-Moreh road (NH-102) and Pallel-Chandel road since July 14 midnight, reports our correspondent.
People in large numbers blocked the road near Thamnapokpi village along Imphal-Moreh road and near St Paul Higher Secondary School along Pallel-Chandel road.
Speaking with the media persons, Tengnoupal SP Th Vikramjit said that a complaint was lodged by the bereaved wife Sk Shomlun of (L) D Thamnok Lamkang at Tengnoupal Police Station on June 19 that the burial site of her husband was found demolished and the coffin missing following which the police dept started investigation on the case.
As part of the investigation, Tengnoupal Police conducted widespread search at various places since yesterday night and managed to zero in on one suspect, he maintained and said the body of late leader will soon be traced.
In view of the huge development, the SP also appealed the Lamkang Chief Association (LCA) to withdraw the bandh imposed along the Imphal-Moreh road (NH-102) and Pallel-Chandel road.
Earlier, Chief spokesperson of Lamkang Chief Association (LCA), Petter Lamkang, after holding talks with the SP, Tengnoupal PS, informed the media persons that the total bandh will be called off to help in the smooth investigation of SP Tengnoupal but the public will vent out their protest on the road side untill and unless the body of the late leader is recovered.
However, as the body of the late leader was not recovered till now, their earlier decision for total bandh along NH-102 (Imphal-Moreh road) and Pallel-Chandel road will be resumed, maintained Petter Lamkang.