Thursday, May 29, 2008

12 held by KYKL/UNLF for kerosene sale anomalies

IMPHAL, May 27: Twelve persons, four hawkers, one who helped in procuring kerosene in black market and seven persons who sold kerosene in less quantities were caught by a combine team of members of the KYKL and UNLF and paraded before a media team today.Mention may be made that while the two outfit announced they would forgo percentage cuts from the kerosene so as to make it available at controlled price, a joint statement of the outfits announced prohibition of sale of kerosene oil by the mobile hawkers and others, except the officially authorised agents and sub-agents.The four hawkers paraded before the media this late evening at place somewhere in Imphal west were Tongbam Sana, 36, son of late Th Tombi of Nongmeibung Bazar, Wangkheirakpam Ranjit, 32, son of W Bihari, Nongmeibung Bazar, Irom ongbi Romita, 40, wife of I Imo of Khurai Ahongei, Sapam Sorodhoni, 42, wife of Ibochou of Khurai Ahongei of Khurai Ahongei.The person who help them in procuring the item was Chongtham Inaobi, 25, son of late Ch Thombalngou of Singjamei Chongtham Leikai.The seven agents who were caught on the charge of distributing kerosene oil in less quantities were Naorem Doren Singh, 37, son of Botombi of Khongman zone-III, Gurumayum Dijamani, 38, son of G Khogendro of Elangbam Leirak, Nongmaithem Premjit, 37, son of Samu, khongman zone-V, I rishikanta, 33, son of Kokngang, Khongman zone-I, I Surjit, 29, son of Ibetombi Khongman zone-IV, Leitongbam Naoba, 32 son of L Amuthoi of Khongman zone-IV and Shambanduram Noatombi, 50, son of Tomba, Khongman zone-IV.While talking to the media person, a spokesperson of the combine d KYKL and UNLF said that even after the two outfit announced for not selling the item at higher praises, FCS minister, Y Erabot in his vested interest to get vote sent out hawkers from his constituencies to sale kerosene out his constituency.The team caught the hawkers while selling the kerosene at Rs. 20 per litre and others were detain following the violation of the strictures imposed by the two outfit, the spokesperson said.He also said that as per the announcement by the two party, they can be given hard punishment or imposed unbearable demands but considering that they are all poor people, they forgive them.But some other hawkers are yet to caught, he said adding that they should surrender to the outfits within seven days. Otherwise they will be awarded capital punishment, he warned.He further asked agents, sub-agents and dealers who distribute kerosene oil at reduce quantity, that is from one litre per family to half litre to surrender within seven days to the joint group.He also alleged that Erabot appoint one man hawker for the male group and 4 to 5 if they are female.While asking to sell the kerosene at its proper fix praise to the dealers, agents and sub-agents to sell at the fixed rate, the spokesperson said that PREPAK and KCP had also already announced stopping quota and percentage from the same item.

(Courtesy:IFP )

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