Militants hurl grenade at contractor’s house

Militants threw grenade at government contractor's house in Imphal.

Written by Agencies | Imphal,manipur | Published: July 24, 2012 12:58:54 pm

Militants hurled a grenade at the house of a government contractor in Imphal East district of Manipur but it failed to explode,official sources said today.

The militants lobbed the explosive at the house of M Sara (55) at Uchekon area,15 km from here last evening.

Sarat and his family members were present at the time of the incident.

Sarat’s wife Sorojini Devi is contesting the panchayat elections for the post of pradhan and unidentified miscreants had earlier threatened her with dire consequences if she contested the elections.

It was not immediately known whether the hurling of grenade was connected with the proposed candidature of Sorojini for Pradhan or monetary demand from the contractor,the sources said

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