The militant outfit People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak has claimed responsibility for the recent blast in Manipur’s Kakching district that left two ITBP jawans brutally injured.
Banned military outfit responsible for bomb blast in Manipur:
In a mishap two military personnel were injured in the IED blast at Wangoo Lupa Maroop area in the district on February 20. Both of them were residents of Uttarakhand.
Reason behind the attack:
It has been asserted that the attack was carried out in connection with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal of visiting the state on February 22.
PM Modi is set to address a poll rally at Imphal on February 22. Assembly elections in Manipur are due to be held in two phases, on February 28 and March 5.
About the incident:
Sources said that the jawans, undergoing treatment in hospital, were on night patrolling when the blast occurred, police said. Meanwhile, CorCom, an umbrella body of militant groups in Manipur, has imposed a total shutdown in the state from 1 am on February 22, till the PM leaves.
Where did the incident take place?
The incident took place about 45 km from state capital Imphal at around 8 PM in the Wangoo Tera area of Kakching district. It is important to note that the blast took place when an ITBP official along with state police personnel was conducting an area domination patrol. Constables Gaurav Rai and Girija Shankar were injured in the blast.
The security personnel are said to be out of danger and under treatment at the Kakching civil hospital. The troops were part of the ‘E’ company of the 610 ITBP election battalion deployed for poll duties in the state.