Blast rocks Moreh, indefinite shutdown begins
MOREH, 11th Oct: As yet another bomb went off in Moreh town on Friday night creating a sense of insecurity among the people, residents of the border town directed their anger towards security forces for their failure to maintain law and order, and declared indefinite bandh in the town with immediate effect.
The bomb, which was suspected to be a high intensity IED, went off on Friday around 8 pm near the eastern wall of Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO), Moreh office campus located in Moreh Ward No. 8 between Mission Veng and Ngamkhai Veng. It is the third blast that occurred this week in the border town.
However, no casualty was reported till the time of filing this report but frequent blasts disturbing the peace and tranquillity of the town led to public directing their wrath towards the security agencies, especially 43 Assam Rifles, which is the main security of Moreh town. Public of Moreh and members of KSO Moreh along with other CSO members rushed to AR's IB which resulted in a heated argument between the public and security. Moreh police went to the explosion site but public there barred them from entering the spot and forced them to retreat.
Angered by the series of blasts; residents of the border town burned tyres in front of Assam Rifles IB. They also pelted stones at the IB gate.
Questioning how the bombs keep exploding in the town despite Assam Rifles sealing the border, the public charged security agencies of not discharging their duties efficiently.
Mention may be made here that two bombs went off earlier on October 5 and 7 at the western wall of Moreh police station and western wall of SIB office respectively. The blast on October 5 took place at around 10 pm while the October 7 blast occurred at around 9 pm and the third blast on Friday at 8 am.