Meetei Leepun chief M Pramot was attacked by armed miscreants who opened fire at his moving car in Imphal West around 7.10 am on Friday. There were no casualties reported.
The incident reportedly happened at a spot between NIT Langol and Shija Hospital which is 4 km away from Lamphel Police station in Imphal West.
Mayengbam Pramot, 56, son of late Gouro of Chingmeirong Mamang Leikai was on his way to Meetei Leepun office in Langol for a meeting with his driver Loukrakpam Johny, 26, son of late L Oken when the attack happened, as per sources.
The miscreants attacked Pramot’s bolero bearing registration number MN05A-7410 by firing six rounds of bullets from the back of a blue coloured moving car which came from Shija hospital side, sources said.
The bullets hit the back seat of the bolero; Pramot would have been injured if he sat on the backseat of the vehicle. He and his driver were both sitting in the front seats when the attack occurred.
According to driver Johny, the miscreants covered their faces with black clothes and wore a hat each. The bullets also hit the shutter door of a grocery store and its wall. The owner of the store is Ng Puja, 27, daughter of Ng Sanakhomba of Sugnu Awang Leikai.
A team of Lamphel Police came to the spot on receiving reports of the attack and recovered four empty cases of 9 mm bullets. A mobile team from the Forensic science laboratory also inspected the crime scene.
Speaking to the media on Friday evening at Meitei Langol, Pramot said no one was injured by the attack. However, the incident will not be taken lightly, he mentioned. He issued a warning not to repeat the act, saying that the attackers will face the worst outcome if they are traced and found.
A team from Manipur Forensic Science also arrived at the crime scene and held an inquest. Lamphel Police has registered a case into the incident. Reasons for the attack remain unknown.