Imphal, October 24: Unidentified armed persons reportedly lobbed hand grenades at the private residences of three people at different places last night.
In the first incident, a hand grenade was hurled inside the residential compound of one Senjam Mani Singh (53) at Naoremthong Takyel Khumantham Leikai under Lamphel Police Station at around 11.30 pm of Oct 23.
Although the family members informed the police about the bomb attack, the latter reportedly conveyed their difficulty to come and retrieve the bomb without bomb experts. The hand grenade was by picked up by a team of bomb experts at around 7 am today and later detonated at a safer site.
Senjam Mani is said to be not only the Headmaster of Cosmopolitan High School located at Chingkhu but also the Secretary of All Manipur Aided Secondary Schools’ Association.
According to family members, KCP (MC) Lamyanba Khuman group had served a demand note of Rs 10 lakh to the Association on September 23 last. But there has been no agreement between the two parties.
Whether the last night’s bomb attack was carried out by KCP (MC) Lamyanba Khuman group or some other outfits has not yet been ascertained.
Decrying the bomb attack, womenfolk of Naoremthong Takyel Khumanthem Leikai staged a protest demonstration today.
Source: Hueiyen Lanpao