The indefinite economic blockade called by truckers from two entry points to Dimapur by road from Assam’s Karbi Anglong district has been lifted after four days.
Five truckers’ unions based in Dimapur and Lahorijan, Khatkhati and Bokajan in Karbi Anglong district called for an indefinite blockade of goods trucks bound from Dimapur since Tuesday in protest against the killing of a truck driver from Dhemaji district.
The truckers union lifted the blockade on Friday evening, after the administration assured the protesters that paying compensation to the family of a slain driver would be considered.
The agitating unions in a statement said that the decision to call off the blockade was taken at a joint meeting after they received a written assurance from Dimapur deputy commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan to look into their demands.
After the blockade was lifted, trucks and oil tankers stranded at Lahorijan and Khatkhati in Karbi Anglong district started entering Dimapur, official sources said.
The agitation has affected the supply of essential goods in Nagaland.
In a letter to the unions, the Deputy Commissioner said that compensation will be paid to the deceased drivers family, provided that the innocence of the victim is unequivocally established during the course of investigation.
Dimapur commissioner of police Rothih Tetseo has assured the unions to expedite the investigation and bring it to a logical conclusion at the earliest.