Miscreants on Tuesday evening hurled petrol bombs at the bungalow of Tamenglong deputy commissioner M Luikham.
Four of the nine petrol bombs hurled at the compound failed to explode. Police who rushed to the spot recovered five more live petrol bombs inside the compound. Police believed that miscreants hurled the bombs from the southern side of the compound taking advantage of the darkness.
Police are yet to establish whether the attack was related with the ongoing agitation of the United Naga Council (UNC). They have initiated an investigation after registering a case.
The attack at the DC bungalow came at a time when tight security measures are being placed in and around all the government offices in Naga dominated hills districts after UNC announced government office picketing. UNC and its constituents are launching government office picketing stir besides the indefinite economic blockade on the national highways in Manipur and banning of implementation of national projects in the Naga areas. The DC office was the first among the government offices targeted by the volunteers and supporters of UNC and its constituents in Tamenglong district. The office picketing stir, which commenced from the midnight of December 31, 2016, is still continuing in Ukhrul, Senapati and Tamenglong districts. UNC has intensified its agitations after Ibobi government bifurcated seven districts including five hill districts to form seven new districts even as the Naga body opposed the creation of Jiribam and Kangpokpi (Sadar Hills) districts.
The DC office of newly created Kamjong (curved out from Ukhrul) and SDC office in Chandel district headquarters have also been attacked by miscreants.