Bomb planted at brick farm

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IMPHAL, July 30: Unidentified miscreants planted a Chinese hand grenade at a brick farm located near Phundrei Kombirei Pat under Kakching Police Station in Thoubal district following which the police retrieved the bomb this early morning.

The brick farm located about half kilometre north of 15th Assam Rifles post in Phundrei Hill, Khongjom belongs to one Elangbam Gopi, 43 son of (L) E Tomba of Mati Khongnang Leirak,Heirok Part 2 bazar.

Elaborating on the bomb threat, Gopi’s father said no outfit had served any monetary demand to the brick farm adding that the bomb was found wrapped in a plastic bag with a phone number scribbled on a piece of paper which says, “Gopi, you must communicate through the telephone no given shortly- KCP (Malemnganba)”.

Saying that the work on the brick farm was halted since the last four months following the destruction of the farm’s store room in a wind storm and that he has been staying in his home after instructing one chowkidar and mason to look after the farm, he further disclosed that the bomb was found by the chowkidar around 8 this morning planted near a makeshift tent inside the farm.

He came to know of the bomb only after the chowkidar informed him and later approached the Kakching police about the presence of the bomb through the local Panchayat Member, he said.

A team of Kakching Police retrieved the bomb around 10 this morning and a case has been registered in connection with the case, informed Kakching PS Officer-in-Charge Joykumar.

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