IMPHAL, March 21: Five Chinese hand grenades wrapped inside a black plastic bag were found from a bush growing in the residential compound of Yambem Chaoba of Uripok Yambem Leikai under Imphal police station on March 20 early morning.
Meanwhile, locals condemned the placing of the bomb at the residential complex and held an emergency meeting.
According to the locals of Uripok Yambem Leikai, the bomb was found by Yambem Chaoba, 65 of Uripok Yambem Leikai while he was cleaning his residential compound adjoining the residential compound of ex-MLA N Nodiyachand of Uripok AC in the early morning of March 20.
Locals further said Chaoba was unaware of what was inside the plastic bag when he found it.
He found the grenades only when he opened the bag and looked into it.
The locals also held an emergency meeting at the Yambem Memorial Youth Club Complex by dissolving the last day of the local Yaoshang Sports Meet organised by the club.
The meeting condemned the act of placing the grenades and further sought clarification.