A medium-intensity IED exploded outside the residence of former legislator – Kh Loken Singh in Imphal West district on Thursday evening, partially damaging the gate, along with a street lamp erected next to it and a section of the stretch.
Soon after the explosion at Kwakeithel Takhellambam Leikai area, teams of Manipur Police and bomb specialists rushed at the scene and conducted an inquiry into the matter. As of yet, no arrests has been made in connection with the incident.
According to locals, the IED detonated shortly after Singh was seen entering his residence.
Singh had unsuccessfully contested assembly elections earlier this year from Sagolband seat on a JD(U) ticket.
Addressing the mediapersons, Singh asserted that he had no enmity with anybody and demanded an immediate probe into the matter. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the blast.