Imphal: A Manipur poll aspirant whose
nomination papers were rejected was arrested for exploding a
powerful grenade at his rival`s house, police said on Monday.
The person, Moirangthem Totomsana, was arrested by police
commandos and 15th Assam Rifles personnel from Wangjing area
in Thoubal district yesterday, the police said.
Thoubal police said Totomsana was involved in exploding of
the grenade at the house of Congress candidate M Oken at
Heirok on January 10 last in which two persons were injured.
Totomsana had filed his nomination papers as an independent
candidate for the forthcoming January 28 assembly elections
against M Oken from Heirok assembly constituency but his
papers were rejected during scrutiny on January 11 last.
Totomsana admitted to the police that he had links with
militant outfit United People`s Party of Kangleipak (UPPK) and
exploded the grenade at their behest, the police said.