Congress worker’s home attacked, gun and goods stolen

Thoubal, November 30 2021: The house of an alleged Congress worker from Heirok was attacked by around 60 unknown individuals dressed in black garb yesterday who proceeded to shoot at and cause destruction to the worker’s house, robbed the women and children at gunpoint and stole a licensed gun along with goods worth Rs 15 lakh.

The unfortunate incident occurred at Heirok Part-III Litan Wangma on the night of November 29 around 9 pm at the residence of Ningthoujam Bimol (51) s/o (L) N Umor Singh.

The site of the incident was inspected this morning by a team of police personnel led by Jogeshchandra Haobijam, SP Thoubal and Addl SP Sachidananda Soibam.

Additionally, used AK casings were recovered and a case was also registered in this regard.

Speaking to media persons today, N Bimol stated that on his way back home from a wedding yesterday, he was contacted by a friend who informed him that his house was under attack.

Upon learning this, he avoided returning home and instead hid himself around a corner.

He added that he also recognized 3/4 persons out of the lot who were causing chaos at his home and alleged that these individuals were the brothers of MLA Radheshyam, namely Thokchom Sanathoi, Thokchom Dhruba and Tonjam Romen.

N Bimol further informed that the persons dressed in black also turned off the transformer rendering his CCTV non-functional and also destroyed the CCTV and monitor as well.

After this, the shooting and destruction began, he added.

N Bimol was unable to return home yesterday but found his home in shambles when he returned this morning.

Further, a gold chain and cash were also taken, he informed.

He strongly condemned the act of violence carried out by these goons who dragged out the women in his house, held them at gunpoint and demanded to know his whereabouts.

He added that elections ought to be free and fair and people have the democratic right to choose their representatives without any fear of being attacked.

The victor of an election cannot be determined through violent tussles.

However, the number of houses being attacked in Heirok in election related incidents has increased significantly, he stated.

Voicing their condemnation of the incident, the people of Heirok Part-III Litan Wangma also staged a sit-in-protest at the gate of Ningthoujam Bimol’s residence.

The participants of the protest displayed various placards with messages like “Punish the perpetrators”, “We protest against holding women at gunpoint”‘, “MLA who loots in the name of election should resign” among others.

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