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Miscreants plant bomb at construction site yet again

As per a source, the bomb was planted in connection with a monetary demand made by an unknown group to Keystone Infra Private limited and not targeted to the construction workers.

ByThoubal Correspondent

Updated 18 Jun 2022, 5:33 pm

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For the second time, a Chinese hand grenade allegedly planted by miscreants was found on Saturday near a makeshift shed sheltering non-local construction workers, who had been employed for the construction of a Water Supply Scheme near Andro Santhei Park under Andro Police Station in Imphal East. 

The Water Supply Scheme is being constructed by Keystone Infra Private Limited and a similar incident of planting a Chinese hand grenade had taken place earlier on June 3.   

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According to police, the construction workers found the hand grenade at around 10 am. At present, there are around 20 construction workers residing at the shed. After the police were immediately informed, the site was cordoned off and no one was allowed to enter.    

A team of Bomb Disposal Squad from Imphal arrived at the site, and the grenade was disposed of at a foothill near Andro Santhei park at around 3.05 pm. 

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As per a source, the bomb was planted in connection with a monetary demand made by an unknown group to Keystone Infra Private limited and not targeted to the construction workers.

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First published:18 Jun 2022, 5:22 pm

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Thoubal Correspondent

Thoubal Correspondent

THOUBAL district, Manipur

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