Unknown gunmen fired several rounds of gunshot to the residence of S. Munthuirend, President, Aimol Tribe Union Manipur at Aimol Satu Village under Tengnoupal Police Station , Chandel at around 11.30 pm. Report said that some gunmen came and called out the President by banging the front door. As the president refuse to open the door some of them started firing several round of gunshots. As the villagers heard the gunshots, they gave warning by ringing the electric post. Later, the gunmen escaped from the site.
Speaking to Imphal Times, S. Munthuirend said that he suspected the gunmen to be cadres of UKLF. UKLF is presently a signatory of the Suspension of Operation with state government and the Army.
He said the outfit had threatened him many times over land dispute with a neigbouring village. He further added that earlier too, a captain of the outfit identified as Samual Haokip had threatened him to remain quite over the land dispute.
He appealed the concern authority to shift the UKLF camp from the Aimol area.