- The victim’s hometown took to the streets in protest against the kidnapping
- Militant has been identified as A. Adakho
Imphal: In a recent incident, one suspected Kuki militant have kidnapped a Naga driver in Manipur, police said on yesterday.
As per reports, Militant has been identified as A. Adakho was kidnapped after armed unidentified assailants stopped his truck on Thursday in Motbung, a Kuki-majority town in Senapati district.
Meanwhile, residents of Mao, the victim’s hometown, took to the streets in protest against the kidnapping. They blocked a highway obstructing all vehicular movement which triggering communal tension
According to police sources, trucks, buses and private vehicles were currently stranded on the highway. The residents said they will continue the protest until the driver is released.
The Northeast region is one of the conflict-ridden regions in the country with problems of homegrown insurgency, border disputes and high crime rates under Indian Penal Code (IPC). Yet, it remains one of the most neglected regions due to the discriminatory allocation of funds, underutilization in some states and lack of political will for reforms. Therefore, it is important to analyze the crime records of the region and urge for police reforms in utmost urgency.
Manipur, in spite of spending a large amount, has failed to reduce the incidents of crimes. On the other hand, Assam government has shown less interest to increase expenditure. Some states are overfunded with no positive results while some states remain underfunded, a report added.