September 13, 2022

Grenade thrown at the house of the director of the department of agriculture in Manipur

For the second time in less than two weeks, the home of agriculture department director Nongthombam Gojendra in western Imphal district of Manipur was attacked with a Chinese-made hand grenade, police sources said. However, there were no casualties in the last attack as the hand grenade failed to explode.

The family told the Lamphel police station that a member found the grenade when he went to look for the newspapers near the gate. As soon as the information was received, bomb experts and police commandos rushed to the house of Tera Sapam Leirak. The CCTV camera caught an unknown person throwing the hand grenade. So far, no illegal underground organization has claimed responsibility for the attack.

On the night of June 24, suspected insurgents threw a Chinese-made hand grenade at the director’s house. The CCTV camera had filmed two youths on scooters throwing the bomb. The shrapnel damaged cars parked inside the compound and the front wall of the house.

Family members say they don’t know if an insurgent group was behind it. They received no threats from anyone, including insurgents.

Police have registered one case and no arrests have been made in connection with the two attacks.