Manipur: Live rocket shell found near Moreh town bordering Imphal

The vehicular movement on the bridge was stopped immediately by the police after the discovery of the shell was found. Traffic resumed around 2:45 pm only after the shell was defused by a team of bomb squad from Imphal.

Written by Jimmy Leivon | Imphal | Updated: October 22, 2018 10:08:06 pm
The shell was recovered along the Indo-Myanmar road (National Highway 102) under a tractor parked on the bridge.

A day after a blast which killed a CRPF personnel and injured another at Nagamapal in Manipur, an explosive rocket shell was recovered near Moreh, a town along the Indo-Myanmar border on Monday.

The shell was recovered along the Indo-Myanmar road (National Highway 102) under a tractor parked on the bridge. The vehicular movement on the bridge was stopped immediately by the police after the discovery of the shell, which caused inconvenience to people o the road. Traffic resumed around 2:45 pm only after the shell was defused by a team of bomb squad from Imphal. Later, the rocket shell was safely detonated at Holenphai village about 7 km away from the town.

“We don’t know yet the motive behind the planting of the rocket shell. We have registered a case in connection with the incident and investigation will follow”, said a senior police officer. Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in Imphal city following the grenade blast at Nagamapal on Saturday.

22 people were detained during a search operation launched by a team of Imphal West District Police commandos under the supervision of the Superintendent of Police, Imphal West, H. Jogeshchandra from the city’s Paona Bazar area. However, they were later released.

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