Tuesday, May 30, 2023

1 injured in blast in Imphal

Correspondent

One person was injured in a bomb blast that was reported in Imphal late on Friday. After the explosion, locals staged a protest alleging security lapses on the part of the Manipur police. The explosion tore through the Telepati near Durga Mandir, a non-local dominated area of the city under Porompat police station of Imphal East district, around 8.30pm.
In the blast, 27-year-old Subham Prasad of Telipati sustained splinter injuries and was immediately evacuated to JNIMS hospital. He was out of danger, hospital sources said. The impact of the blast also damaged two four-wheelers parked nearby besides shattering window panes of nearby houses.
Initial investigation suggested that the explosive material was planted on the roadside near the temple, the police said. The target of the attack was not immediately known.The blast angered the locals who alleged security lapses on the part of the state police department in the backdrop of recent instances of triggering similar blasts in and around the locality.
The locals staged a protest near the blast site today. Almost all shops run by non-local people at Paona Bazar and Thangal Bazar also remained closed for the day to register a strong protest against the last.
Local leaders who took part in the protest alleged that last night’s blast was not the first time while recalling earlier instances.
Despite the repeated blasts, they alleged, police have not investigated well to find out the clue behind the triggering of blasts in the area frequently.

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