Allegedly live grenade found from the residence of Meitei leader

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Allegedly live grenade found from the residence of Meitei leader

Imphal: A live grenade that was among the caches of arms and explosives looted by a mob from the Manipur police training centre during the height of the communal clash in the state was found placed at the main entrance of a public leader in Imphal East district on Sunday morning, officials said.

A bomb expert team of the Manipur police on Sunday morning recovered the live grenade near the entrance of the house of Sapamcha Kangleipal, an independent candidate of the last assembly election in the state.

The police reported that the grenade was found at around 6:30 a.m. near the entrance of Kangleipal’s house at Lamlai Nongada village which falls under the jurisdiction of police station Lamlai in Imphal East district.

The incident is still under investigation with a police report allegedly stating that the live explosive was one of the grenades looted by a mob from the Manipur Police Training Centre, Pangei in Imphal East district.

The motive behind the grenade attack is under investigation, the police added.

Notably, around 6000 arms, ammunition, bombs and explosive materials were looted by surging mobs when the state was witnessing a communal flare-up between the Meiteis and Kukis that cost the lives of around 180 individuals.

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