IED at school

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 14, 2019: An improvised explosive device (IED) was found on Saturday morning at the gate of Imphal Public School, Canchipur.

The bomb was found by the school chowkidar of the school L. Jayenta at about 9.20 when he came out for cleaning.

Jayenta said he went out on the previous night to buy medicine. At that time nothing was there.

“When I got out today morning at school gate I saw a plastic bag and instantly informed the school authority. The authority informed Singjamei police station,” he added.

Singjamei police along with state bomb diffuse squad rush to the spot and diffused the IED safely.

Later, students, teachers along with locals staged a sit-in protesting at the school gate decrying against bomb threat at school.

Condemning the bomb threat one of the protestor said planting bomb at school should not be repeated. It creates panic to the innocent school students and other faculty members. If the bomb had exploded many students including other people at the surrounding of the school might became victims.

The protestor said the miscreants could bring the misunderstanding on a negotiating table without performing such bomb threat.

The protestors appealed to make all educational institutes disturbance free zone. They demanded clarification for the threat.

The school authority said there has been no demand at school by any proscribed organisation.

The bomb was planted amid the campaign of Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur and other stakeholders for a disturbance free education zone.

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