Manipur: Bomb attacks rock Congress candidates’ houses

Imphal, January 12 2022: Unknown miscreants carried out bomb attacks at the residences of two intending Congress candidates on Wednesday morning.

According to a police report, a bomb was exploded by in front of the residential gate of intending Congress candidate Khuraijam Ratankumar at Kangla Sangomshang Awang Leikai under Lamlai police station around 3 am Wednesday.

On receiving news of the attack, a combined team of Lamlai PS and 15 Assam Rifles rushed to the site and conducted preliminary investigation.

The team recovered several splinters, suspected to be bits of the exploded bomb.

Shortly after, DGP P Doungel, Imphal East SP M Pradip and 15 AR CO Col Govinda reached the spot and took stock of the situation.

The security officials found that 3 of the CCTV cameras installed at the entrance of the residence were not working.

The police officials also met and talked with the intending candidate.

The type of explosive used in the attack is yet to be determined.

Although no one was injured in the attack, the main gate of the residence and a Traveller vehicle parked nearby suffered some damages.

Lamlai PS has registered a case in this regard and investigation is underway, the report conveyed.

Meanwhile, condemning the bomb attack, locals of Kangla Sangomshang Awang Leikai staged a sit-in protest on Wednesday and the locals appealed to all concerned not to carry out bomb attacks in residential areas.

In connection with the attack, Neta Club general secretary Y Kirankumar released a statement, condemning the attack and appealed to all concerned not to repeat such acts in future.

The Club further appealed to the people/organisation responsible to clarify to the people at the earliest.

On the other hand, another bomb attack was carried out at the residential gate of ex-MLA and intending Congress candidate Salam Joy at Samurou Naorem Chaprou under Wangoi PS around 3.15 am on Wednesday.

As per a police report, the bomb was detonated at Joy’s residential gate located near the oil pump of Samurou Naorem Chaprou.

No casualties were reported in the attack.

On receiving news of the attack, a team of Wangoi PS rushed to the scene and carried out preliminary investigations.

A case has also been registered and further investigation is underway.

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