Imphal: A powerful bomb was found today
from near a pharmacy in the crowded Imphal market complex
locally known as Khwairamband in Manipur.
The bomb hidden in a bag was later defused by the bomb
squad personnel, official reports said.
The police said an unknown person came to the market
to buy medicine from a pharmacy shop owned by W Ranbir
yesterday and left the bag with the bomb in front of it.
Ranbir, when opened the shop this morning, thought
someone forgot his bag. A letter was found inside his shop
saying "Warning Ranbir" and the bag before your shop contains
He immediately informed the police who later recovered
the bag with the bomb.
Investigations have been continuing on the identity of
the person who placed the bomb in a tight security area.
Shop-owners and women vendors protested the incident
and appealed to the militants not to do so in a crowded area,
the police said.