Grenade recovered

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IMPHAL, April 12: A hand grenade was found from the residence of a Congress worker Angom Sovamani, 45, son of Herachandra of Kakching Khunou Tampakmayum Lai Leikai following which the Waikhong police has recovered the same from there.

Police source said that the hand grenade was found on Saturday at around 6 am by the family members and added that Sovamani is a Congress worker.

After the bomb was found, family members informed the Waikhong police station.

Meanwhile, the Imphal-Moreh highway was blocked at Kuraopokpi for some time after a suspected sack packed with empty plastic bottles was found lying on Saturday around 8 am.

It however turned out to be a bomb hoax.

Sources said a patrol party of the 22 AR found the sack, and fearing about the presence of a bomb blocked the road stretch for some time.

However, it was later confirmed to be a hoax bomb by a team of bomb experts.

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