Imphal: Unidentified militants fired at the residence of a prominent social worker M I Khan at Keirao marketing area in Imphal East district of Manipur but no
casualty was reported, official sources said on Friday.
Sources said the militants surrounded Khan`s house late
last night and fired more than 30 rounds but no one was
Khan who was earlier chairman of the banned militant
outfit People`s United Liberation Front (PULF), and his family
members were present at the time of the attack, sources said.
Khan, who was arrested some months ago and later freed,
had said that he had given up the life of a militant and
joined the national mainstream with the `sole objective` of
serving the people of the state.
Khan had announced his intention to contest the
forthcoming Manipur assembly elections in February from
Keirao Assembly constituency in Imphal East district.
General secretary of the `election committee of MI Khan`,
Th Nabakumar told the media this morning that the attack
on Khan was ``very unfortunate``.
Yesterday`s attack was the third one on Khan, he said
adding that a militant outfit had earlier demanded payment of
Rs 50 lakhs from Khan.