Imphal, 15 August 2016 ( Evening News ) : Two bombs exploded one after another in Imphal today at around 8.30 this morning despite strict vigilance from the security forces and state police. The first blast occurred near the gate of Manipur College located opposite Singjamei Chingmakha Oinam Leikai under Singjamei Police station while the second blast occurred at the Tera Keithel under the Lamphel Police station. The first bomb exploded near a drain at Chinga-Ching Makhong which is 50 metres from Manipur College gate. No one was injured in the blast. A team of Singjamei Police rushed to the spot to take the situation. Later Manipur Police bomb squad thoroughly checked the areas. Meanwhile it is suspected that bomb was an IED. It is worth mentioning here that a post of Assam Riffles is located at the Chinga Chingkhong.
The second bomb exploded near the residence of 82 years old Mayanglambam Modhu at the Tera Keithel on New Cachar Road. No one was injured in the blast although Mayanglambam Modhu and his 76 years old wife Mema were taken to hospital for check up as they complaint of problem in the ears due to the sound of the blast. A team of Imphal West Additional SP Th. Bikramjit and Manipur Police team rushed to the spot to take stoke of the situation. Speaking to Impact News, Modhu’s son Romel said the blast has frightened their old parents. He appealed to all not to repeat such incident in future.
Meanwhile Meira Paibis and locals of Singjamei Chinga-Makha Oinam Leirak staged a sit-in at the Leisemlon Marup Community hall in protest against the blast. Various placards condemning the blast including “We condemn the bomb blast in residential area, we want peace” were displayed at the protest. Speaking to Impact News, one of the protesters appealed to all not to repeat such incident in the future.