IMPHAL, Nov 12: Heavily armed miscreants ambushed education minister, DD Thaisii in between Koide Besoi Village and Maram today leaving one security escort injured.
Sources said that the minister along with the director of education (s) W. Rajen Singh and other officials of the department were returning Imphal after having attended a function in connection with the education department at Purul in Senapati district. The ambush took place at around 5:45 pm when the team was about to reach Maram Bazar.
The armed miscreants used sophisticated weapons, bombs etc. during the ambush.
The minister’s team somehow managed to escape from the ambush without sustaining major casualties, the source added.