Imphal, June 08, 2021: Unidentified persons suspected to be underground militants carried out a grenade attack at the office complex of the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) at around 7.20 pm, today.
No one was injured in the blast.
According to information culled from the spot, the incident happened when the volunteers and executive members of AMSU were inside the main office building preparing meals.
Soon after the explosion, a team of Imphal West police team led by SP K Meghachandra arrived at the spot to take stock of the situation.
On checking the CCTV footage installed at the gate and other parts of the complex, a person was seen coming on a Honda Activa wearing a wool cap towards AMSU main entrance gate from the DM University western gate side.
The unknown person then took a U-turn and stopped near the retaining wall of AMSU and EMA Konthongangbi Sanglen and hurled the hand grenade inside the AMSU complex, which exploded near the main office building.
Speaking to the media persons, L Athouba, vice president of AMSU stated that targeting the office of a students’ organisation, who are committed to working for the betterment of the students and Manipur society as a whole is truly unfortunate.
Saying that AMSU has done no wrong till today, Athouba contended that they should be given a chance to rectify even if the organisation had made mistakes.
He also appealed to all concerned to clarify the motive of the attack.
This is a black day for all who are committed to uplift the student community, he added.