Miscreants attacked the residence of Manipur RD and PR minister Yumnam Khemchand Singh with a bomb blast, injuring a civilian and a CRPF jawan deputed at the minister’s main gate around 9.45 pm on Saturday.
The injured has been identified as one Purnilesha Yumnam, 25, daughter of Y Leader of Yumnam Leikai, Imphal West and one sub-inspector, Dinesh Chandra Das, 57, son of late Siddeswar Das of F-30 CRPF battalion.
Purnilesha received splinter injury on her left foot while Das also received splinter injury on his right back hand.
It is reported that two miscreants in a white and orange coloured motorcycle suspected to be KTM bike were seen riding along the Yumnam Leikai road. Eyewitnesses reported that both the miscreants covered their faces with clothes and wore helmets.
They hurled a bomb suspected to be a hand grenade towards the main gate of the minister. However, the bomb hit an electric post located around 15 metres away from the main gate and it exploded.
After the blast, a team of Imphal Police Station and Singjamei police station rushed to the spot. IG Themthing Ngasangva also reached the spot.
Later, Chief Minister N Biren Singh came to the blast site. Speaking to the media, he termed the incident as an uncivilised act and expressed strong condemnations against the blast. Minister Y Khemchand said he does not have any enmity with anyone, and expressed his confusion about the attack.