Militants target corporation chief’s residence

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IMPHAL, Aug 20: Miscreants exploded a bomb at the Nongmeibung Chakpram Leikai residence of the Managing Director of Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corperation in the wee hours today.

The director is identified to be one Wahengbam Nilamani and sources said the blast occurred around 3:30 am in the wee hours today. No human casualty was reported due to the blast but the bomb splinters inflicted some minor damage to a Gypsy vehicle and a car parked inside the premises.

According to family sources, there have been no individual monetary demands or threats from any individual or organization. The sources however hinted that the incident might be related with a departmental matter and asserted that there was a monetary demand on the department imposed by a militant group few months back.

Meanwhile, decrying the bomb attack a sit-in protest demonstration was staged today by a group of womenfolk at the locality.

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