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Telipati IED Blast: Search operation conducted

A suspected IED, believed to be planted near the gate Mahabir temple at Telipati in Imphal East, exploded at around 8.30 pm on Friday.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 14 May 2022, 4:50 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

Following a suspected IED blast that occurred near Mahabir temple, Telipati, Imphal East on Friday night, Imphal West district commando unit conducted cordon and search operation at Imphal on Saturday.

The suspected IED, believed to be planted near the gate of the mandir, exploded at around 8.30 pm. One Subham Prasah, 27, son of Nandakumar Prasad of Telipati, Imphal East was injured by the blast.

A case was registered at Porompat police station, in connection with the incident.

As a measure to prevent such unwanted incidents in the future, Imphal West district commando conducted the operation along the stretch of Kalibari, in front of Jalal Provision; Thangal Bazaar; MG Avenue; Majorkhul road and around Sani Mandir, Imphal. The operation was conducted from 3.40 pm till 4.20 pm.

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During the operation, around 190 persons were detained for verification and released later after verification.

Meanwhile, locals of Telipati staged a one-day sit in protest at Telipati, decrying the bomb blast in the populated area.

No individual or underground organisations had claimed responsibility for the blast till the filing of this report.

Meanwhile, tension erupted at Telipati Imphal East, following the suspected IED blast as locals alleged that the incident occurred due to negligence of police personnel who are doing duty in the area.

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After the blast, local MLA Thangjam Arunkumar visited the site to take stock of the situation. As the police along with the MLA attempted to control the tense situation, one of the protesters allegedly hurled abuses at the MLA.

Workers of the MLA strongly condemned the act of using abusive words against the MLA and demanded that the involved persons should issue an apology within 24 hours.

A press note issued by workers of MLA Thangjam Arunkumar mentioned that being people of Wangkhei assembly constituency, the blast at Telipati which injured one person is vehemently condemned.  

However, using such abusive languages towards the MLA is very unfortunate, it stated. Demanding an apology within 24 hours, it stated that steps will be taken with the help of citizens of Wangkhei if the involved person fails to make the apology, and he/she should bear the consequences.

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First published:14 May 2022, 4:30 pm

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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