Manipur,IMPHAL, August 25: A hand grenade was today morning found at the courtyard of an Assistant Engineer of PHED Konthoujam Ibochou (aged 55) of Sagoltongba Awang Leikai, Imphal West.
Police retrieved the bomb and exploded it in a safe place, according to police reports.
On the other hand, two bombs were exploded at Nongren Maning Leikai of Imphal East at the residences of former Pradhan Leishangthem Tarpon and Loitam Chinglen (aged 50) by unknown elements last night.
The Maoist Communist Party, MCP has today claimed the attacks made yesterday evening at 10 PM at the residents of Leishangthem Tarpon, Pradhan, Gram Panchayat of Nongren Chingnunkhok and L Chinglen of Nongren, Imphal East under Lamlai Police Station.
In a statement released to the Press, “Comrade” Nonglen Meitei, secretary, publicity and propaganda, they fired several rounds of ammunition were aimed and fired at L Tarpon residence “as a warning” and claimed the attack as part of their struggle for a “new democratic revolution”.
The MCP in their statement also urged the general community to support their act and cause based on Maoism, though not advisable to use a bomb, justified their act of bombing within the vicinity of innocent civilians and general community and further stated that they would leave no stone unturned for anything to retain ones rights from leikai to leikai and from leirak to leirak.