Bomb at the residence of former PULF chairman

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IMPHAL, April 3: Police today safely retrieved a hand grenade from the residence of former chairman of the Peoples’ United Liberation Front (PULF) militant, MI Khan, at Keirao Makting Makha Leikai, believed to be left by miscreants last night.
According to reports the bomb was came across by the family members of the former militant leader this morning around 5:30 am inside a tin dustbin inside the campus.
The detonator of the bomb was found to be missing and later the Irilbung police retrieved around 9 am and safely disposed it.In this connection a public meeting was held at the residence of MI. Khan. Over hundreds of people from various part of the Keirao Assembly including CSOs, clubs and elders took part in the meet.
The meet while unanimously condemning the bomb threat, urged concerned organization or individuals not to repeat such act.Talking to media persons the former chairman PULF, MI Khan, termed the incident had political implication. The motive behind the incident is to create fear psychosis among the people to prevent entry in his house, he said.
He said that there was a rush late night at his residential campus with the gathering of local people who came to watch the Cricket world cup final adding he speculated that the bomb might have left taking the advantage of the rush-hour.
It may be recalled that the former militant leader who was released on March 25 from Sajiwa Jail. The militant leader after his release the same day announced his retirement as the chairman of the PULF and also announced to contest in the upcoming general election of the Manipur Legislative Assembly as a candidate of Keirao Assembly constituency.
In another incident, miscreant left a hand grenade at a furniture shop at located at Moirangkhom Yaiskul Police Lane this morning around 11:30 am.
The shop owner is identified as one Salam Manglem, 39, s/o (L) Ningthouba of Kakching Khunou, Thongam Awang Leikai.Reports said that the bomb was left neatly wrapped by a plastic bag and also containing a note which reads “MDF Moirangkhom Furniture Apunba”.
Accoring to Salam, he had no idea who was behind the attack however revealed that he had received threats thrice from a group.The bomb was later retrieved by the Imphal Police Station.

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