IMPHAL, January 20: Following the series of bomb related incidents happening in the state with regard to the forthcoming Assembly Elections, an IED was found near the residence of National People Party candidate, A. R. Khan (Kshetrigao AC) on Jan 19th, at 11.30 pm. A team of Porompat police and Manipur bomb squad later took away the IED.
A bomb blast took place at 12.10 am today at Khongman Zone 5, after unidentified persons lobbed a bomb at the residence of Kshetrimayum Aken. The blast left some partial damage to the roof of his residence and other parts of the house but no casualties took place. Aken is said to be Congress worker for the INC Thongju AC. Later, an unexploded grenade was found after a subsequent search within his residential complex.
Other incidences of bombs being found happened at the residences of Wangjam Premjit (35) s/o Koba of Ucheckon Takhok Mapan of Thongju constituency; Thokchom Kala of Sawombung Thongkhomg Awang Leikai of Lamlai AC and Yanglem Bismo of Khurai Chingambam Leikai, Khurai AC. On the other hand, hand grenades were lobbed into the residence areas of Md. Haji Ayaj, said to be Congress worker of Lilong Turel Ahanbi of Khellakhong; Telem Kirankumar of Khurai Chaithabi Leikai a worker of INC Ng. Bijoy (Khurai AC); Ngairangbam Meghachandra of Khurai Konsam Leikai; Chandam Manimohon of Khurai Konsam Leikai; Takhellambam Kenedy (25) s/o Buddha of Khurai Chingambam Leikai and Soibam Ibomcha of Sagolband Khamnam Leirak. residence hand grenade lobbed. S. Ibomcha is said to be a Congress worker of Patsoi AC. All the bombs were collected safely by the respective police station teams.