THOUBAL, April 3: A Chinese made hand grenade was found planted at the campus of M/S Sorojini Oil Filling Station of Thouchom Jadumani, Khangabok under Thoubal Police Station today.
The bomb was detected around 5 am in the morning today.
On hearing the news, a team of Thoubal Police led by OC T.Inaobi arrived at the scene and later retrieved the grenade safely.
The filing station is reportedly belong to one Th. Jadumani who is also Vice-President,BJP Manipur State.
Meanwhile, Locals of Wangjing, Lamding, Khangabok and M/s Sorojini Oil filling station staffs staged sit-in protest against the bomb threat at Sorojini Oil filling station located at Khangabok.
The protestor appealing the concern organisation or individuals not to repeat such act in the future, demanded clarification for the attack.
The sit in protest was staged in front of the Sorojini Oil Pump with Placards which says “no bomb thret at petrol pump for public welfare”, “we strongly condemned the bomb threat at Sorojini Oil pump”, “we want peace and integrity” “Bomb is not a toy” etc were displayed during the demonstration.
In the meantime, another grenade was also recovered at the Kwakeithel Konjeng Leikai residence of Loitongbam Kesho Singh, under Singjamei police station.
Sources said that the grenade was recovered within the residential premises of Kesho Singh in the wee hour around 3.45.
It is learnt that Kesho is an executive engineer of the Planning and Development Authority (PDA).
The bomb was later retrieved by a team of police bomb expert and detonated at a safe place.