Unidentified gunmen opened fire at the house of a journalist, who was allegedly beaten up by the personnel of India Reserve Battalion recently, in Imphal West district of Manipur, police said today. Some people came in a car and opened fire at the house of Paojel Chaoba alias Aribam Dhananjoy Sharma late on Sunday night. Nobody was injured in the attack, the police said.
It was not known who opened fire at the house of Chaoba. Chaoba was beaten up by a personnel of India Reserve
Battalion when he was returning home after duty on February 10. Chaoba is a senior reporter of popular English daily, Imphal Free Press.
Havildar of 1st IRB identified as Majibur Rahaman who was involved in the February 10 incident has been suspended and an enquiry ordered. Chaoba and All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union have lodged an FIR with the police. Various organisations including Indian Journalist Union and other Journalists bodies have condemned the incident.
Anti-Corruption-Branch arrested 3 persons including a government official for allegedly taking bribe.