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    IMPHAL, May 19: Unidentified persons suspected to be militants placed a Chinese hand grenade at the courtyard of an Associate Prof of Manipur University at Thamnapokpi Mayai Leikai under Moirang police station this early morning, police said.

    Police said the bomb was apparently planted by cadres of KCP (MC) in connection with non-payment of a monetary demand of Rs three lakh issued to Moirangthem Premjit, an Associate Prof of Manipur University and his brother, Ranjit who is an Indian Army soldier.

    The hand grenade was found at the courtyard of Premjit around 6 am and an envelope was also attached to the bomb wherein a short note was written as ‘Last warning to both the brothers.”

    Premjit is presently staying at Keishampat Leimajam Leikai, Imphal West and that it was likely that some cadres of KCP (MC) planted the bomb as a warning in connection with a Rs three lakh demand to both the brothers, the police added.

    The bomb was removed by a team of commandos and personnel of 5/9 Gurkha Regiment, they said.

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