IMPHAL, June 8: Three-time Manipur Legislative Assembly general election candidate from 41-Chandel constituency Chungjalen Haokip, 45 son of Ngamkhojam of Tuiboung, Churachandpur was injured after unidentified gunmen shot at him last night around 9.30.
The incident occurred at near his residence, according to the police.
He sustained injuries at his abdomen, and was rushed to the Shija Hospital, but stated to be out of danger, said the police.
In the meantime, the Kuki National Liberation Front, KNLF information and publicity secretary, Kolphe Kuki condemned the life attempt on Chungjalen Haokip and claimed it to be the handiwork of United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF).
Chungjalen has been attacked by the UKLF only because he is the elder brother of Lalmoi Haokip, general secretary of KNLF, said Kolphe while adding that UKLF had expelled Chungjalen Haokip from Chandel few years back, since then he had settled in Churachandpur.
The KNLF information and publicity secretary further said that the party have no relation with Chungjalen Haokip.
Our LAMKA correspondent adds: Two motorcycle borne miscreants shot at Janata Dal (U) leader Chungzalien Hopkip, while he was at his next door neighbours last night.
He was brought to the Churachandpur District Hospital with bullet injuries on his waist and belly and following advice from the doctors was rushed to Imphal, informed hospital sources.
Spot inquiry at the attack site also revealed that the gun shot alarmed the neighbourhood of Tuibuang.
His wife also held up the intruder, who managed to escape unhurt.
Later the police led by the OC CCpur, MA Khan arrived at the scene to take stock and recovered an empty cartridge.
An FIR no 66(6)2014 CCP PS U/S 449/307/326/34 IPC and 25(1-C) A Act was register at CCpur police Station was registered regarding the incident.
Till the filing of this report, there has been no claim from any group, although sources believe the assailants to be some UG group from the Thadou/ Kuki speaking groups.