Hand grenade found, sit-in protest staged

Imphal, March 04 2012: A Chinese hand grenade was found inside an inter-state bus service ticket booking counter at North AOC in Imphal this morning.

Meanwhile, locals of Naoriya Pakhang Lakpa A/C staged a sit-in protest today decrying the bomb attack at the residence of MLA RK Anand last night.

The Chinese made hand grenade was found inside Zet Travels Agency’s Emoinu ticket booking counter.

According to reports culled from site of the incident, the receptionist at the counter of Zed Travels went out to have a cup of tea at a nearby hotel for a while.

When he came back he found the bomb placed inside a box of the counter.

He later informed the police and the police bomb squad team safely removed and later disposed at Langol area at around 8:30 am today.

The Maoist Communist Party, Manipur has claimed responsibility for planting of the bomb at Zet Travels Agency’s Emoinu ticket booking counter.
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