Manipur: 2 Arrested For Planting IED At Ward Development Committee Office In Imphal West

New Delhi: Two persons have been arrested for planting an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at the office of Ward Development Committee in Manipur’s West Imphal district on September 8, said the police on Monday, reported news agency PTI. 

Superintendent of Police, Imphal West, Ksh Shivakanta told reporters that following intelligence reports about the presence of an underground cadre involved in the incident, an operation was launched at Khongman Zone 3 by district police on Sunday night.  

During the operation, one Ksh Bhogendro was detained, the SP said, adding that probe revealed his involvement in the planting of the IED at the office of Ward Development Committee in Singjamei Chingamakha area of the district on September 8, reported the news agency. 

As per the police, six digital circuits, 119 numbers of demand letters, three mobile phones, and a pen drive containing documents of a militant group were recovered from his possession, PTI reported. 

On interrogation, Bhogendro disclosed that he is an active cadre of the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) a militant group active in Manipur, as per a report by news agency ANI.

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Police claimed that Bhogendro was actively involved in serving monetary demands to government officials, corporators and councillors.  Later, based on his disclosure, another individual allegedly involved in the IED planting was apprehended from Thangmeiband area of the state capital Imphal.