Imphal: A driver ferrying BSF jawans was reportedly brutally assaulted by unknown miscreants near Moreh Bazar while state police personnel stuck at Assam Rifles Camp, near Kondong Lairembi, have been unable to reach the Indo-Myanmar border town, Moreh.
It is reported that the incident took placed at around 8.30 pm on Thursday near Moreh Bazar.
The injured driver has been identified as one Md Farook, 26, son of Tayeb Ali of Keibul Mayai Leikai, Thoubal district.
The bus owner is a Lilong resident and the bus has been utilising for transporting BSF jawans in during the present crisis in Manipur.
Farook was engaged to transport the BSF A-Coy jawans of 181 battalion presently posted at Moreh college.
Sources reported that the bus was stopped at M Chanou village, Moreh under Moreh police station, Tengnoupal district. When the jawans were out from the bus, some unknown miscreants came and assaulted Farook who was alone inside the bus and escaped from the spot.
Later, the injured driver was evacuated at RIMS hospital for further treatment. Sources reported that Farook was not able to speak.
Chief minister N. Biren Singh said the state government will never compromise any activities which is against the nation but will dealt constitutionally to solve every issues.
He was speaking to reporters on the sideline of the oath taking ceremony of new chief justice of High Court of Manipur held at Raj Bhavan, Imphal on Friday.
He said adequate state and central forces have already been deputed at Moreh town to control the law and order situation.
After the recent ambush carried by some armed miscreants to the state forces in Tengnoupal district, the state forces around 21 were stationed at the said Assam Rifle camp near Kondong Lairembi. They will reach Moreh town by Friday night, he added.
He appealed the media to publish verified news and to take a major role to restore peace in the state.