Personnel of Assam blocked the Imphal Ukhrul Road for nearly 2 hours at Kangla Shangomshang area after presuming a gas cylinder as bomb.
Sources said that a foot patrol team of 45 Assam Riffles posted at Chingarel found a gas cylinder and a gas stop near Kangla Shangomshang old road along Imphal Ukhrul route at around 6.30 am. As the cylinder and gas stop were found lying on the ground with no one near them, the personnel of AR had a suspicion of planting bomb on it. Soon, sniffer dogs of Army, bomb disposal team of 49 BSF and a team of Lamlai Police arrived at the site.
After a while Assam Riffles and other security forces deployed there blocked the road in the view to prevent from any unwanted incidents if the cylinder was a bomb. As the sniffer dog’s gesture gave an indication of the object as bomb, the bomb disposal team of 49 BSF exploded the cylinder at around 8.10 am. However, after the explosion of the cylinder, the bomb disposal team did not found any clue of planting bomb with the cylinder.