IMPHAL, November 19: A powerful bomb, what the police believe to be IED exploded inside an abandoned hotel near the Singjamei Chingamakha Waiting shed late this evening at around 8pm.
Since the bomb exploded inside the abandoned hotel there was no human casualty, however the Singjamei highway being a busy road there could have been many casualties had the bomb been exploded in the open.
The blast took place just below the 28 AR post stationed at the Chinga hillock.
Meanwhile, soon after the blast speaker I Hemochandra and MLA Bijoy Koijam arrived and inspected the blast site.
Speaking to media persons, Hemochandra stated that he strongly condemned the bomb blast and also added that it is unfortunate that the perpetrators had planted the bomb at such a crowded area.
The concerned addl SP and SDPO also led a police team to inspect the bomb blast site.