Lilong blockade protests arrest

Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, January 23 2010: Tension ran high in Lilong areas under Thoubal district today with infuriated local residents blocking the Imphal-Moreh road (National Highway 39) for sometime over the reported arrest of an LDC working in a local school by the Assam Rifles troops.

According to information received by the press, 25-year old Haji Illiaz, who works as an LDC in Government High Madrassa School, Lilong Haoreibi was arrested by some suspected security personnel in civvies who came in a Maruti Gypsy from his Haoreibi Makha Leikai residence at around 11 pm yesterday.

In protest against the arrest, local residents blocked the National Highway 39 at various points including Lilong Bazar, in front of Police Station and Tairenmakhong in the afternoon today.

The road block was lifted only after receiving the information that Illiaz is in the custody of 28 Assam Rifles and he would be handed over to the police.

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