Public fed up of violence Konthoujam locals decry


IMPHAL, April 8: Locals of Konthoujam Awang Leikai and members of the Konthoujam Block Congress Committee today staged a sit in protest decrying the IED attack at the residence of Dr Sapam Ranjan, INC candidate in the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly election last night.

The attack was carried out at his residence at Konthoujam AC around 7.45pm.

Today’s sit in protest was jointly organised by the Konthoujam Block Congress Committee, Konthoujam Block Mahila Congress and Konthoujam Block Youth Congress Committee.  

Speaking to media persons at his residence, Dr Sapam Ranjan said that the incident happen yesterday night around 7.45 just about 15 minutes after he had left his home for an election related matter along with some of his workers and security personnel, he said.

He continued saying that a team of the state bomb experts after examining the area had said that the explosion could have been carried out using highly Improvised Explosive Device with a remote control.

The blast ripped off a large portion of the residential gate. The portion of the gate fell some 50 meters far, he said.

The explosion also damaged some portion of the tin roof of his house.

He further condemned the violent act and said it disturb the public, even though no one was injured.

He also clarified that he had not received any kind of threat or monetary demands from any group.

Meanwhile, a member of the Konthoujam Awang Leikai meira paibi said the public condemned the attack and further appeal to all concerned not to repeat such violent attack again.

People are fed up of the bomb and gun culture and want peace, she asserted.


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