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Powerful bombs blast at the residence of two INC intending candidates; no one injured

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Jan 12:

After miscreants shot dead two persons including BJP workers at Shamurou in Wangoi Assembly constituency within 48 hours after the Model Code of Conduct came into effect, unknown miscreants blasted two powerful Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at the residence of two intending candidates of the Indian National Congress at early hour today.
Report said that a powerful blast was triggered by unknown miscreants at the residence of the INC intending candidate Salam Joy at Shamurou Naorem Chaprou of Wangoi Assembly constituency in Imphal West district at around 2.20 am today. There are no reports of any human casualty; however, the impact of the blasts destroyed the surroundings of the main gate of the residence. Salam joy was the former representative from Wangoi Assembly constituency before the present Minister O. Lukhoi replaced him. Joy is preparing to contest as INC candidate this time.
On the other hand, soon after the blast, another blast took place at the residence of another INC intending candidate Khuraijam Ratankumar, at Kangle Sangomshang of Khurai Assembly constituency in Imphal East district at around 3.00 am today. The report said that the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was blasted at the middle of the gate of Ratankumar’s residence. There were no human casualties; however, the glasses of the house and the back windshield of a parked four-wheeler vehicle were destroyed by the impact of the blast.
Interestingly, the serial blast, which is probably related to the upcoming state Assembly election that is scheduled in two phases i.e. on February 27 and March 3, occurred after Chief Minister N. Biren Singh expressed serious concern about the attack on political workers while visiting the residence of the deceased BJP workers and police personnel who were shot dead by miscreants at Shamurou near Machu Cinema Hall on Saturday evening. The residence of Salam Joy, the intending candidate of INC, is just one or two Kilometre from the site where the two were shot to death.
The state police department has also already constituted a four-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by the Additional Superintendent of Police (Ops) Imphal West, M. Amit Singh on January 10.

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