Failed bomb attack at media house in Mnp

Correspondent IMPHAL, Feb 13 | Publish Date: 2/13/2021 12:18:52 PM IST

In what comes as the latest threat to media houses in the restive state of Manipur, a chand grenade lobbed at the office of a local newspaper in Imphal on Saturday failed to detonate.

A woman on a Activa brand scooter with no registration number lobbed the Chinese hand grenade at the office of the Poknapham daily which also housed its English edition “The People’s Chronicle” around 6.30 pm on Saturday.

On being informed, a team of police who rushed to the media house located at Keishampat to retrieve the bomb, in the heart of Imphal city. 

Eyewitness accounts said that the woman wearing a helmet and mask on her face lobbed the hand grenade. She hurriedly left the spot on a scooter with no number plate.

The hand grenade fell at the main entrance corridor of the media house. Police as well as the media house were yet to know the motive behind the failed bomb attack.

However, following the latest bomb threat, All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) and Editors’ Guild Manipur (EGM) have convened an emergency meeting at Manipur Press Club.

The meeting was in progress till the time of filing the report.

In Manipur, media houses have been frequently targeted by armed groups particularly for not entertaining their press handouts.


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