Imphal (Manipur) , Oct 19 : : Unidentified miscreants triggered a powerful blast at a market place in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district, few hours before Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s scheduled visit there, reported PTI .
According to the report ,the blast took place near the post office at Kangpokpi Bazaar, under the jurisdiction of Kangpokpi police station, shortly after Thursday midnight.
It occurred at around 1.10 am and no casualties were reported, a senior police officer told PTI, adding, only two cars were damaged in the incident.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh was supposed to visit a place near Kangpokpi Bazar today to lay the foundation stone for construction of a women’s market, and a transit accommodation for doctors and teachers, the report said.
The chief minister’s programme went as per schedule at 10 am.
Located around 45 km away from the state capital Imphal, the site of the incident is hardly one km away from where Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen attended the programme today, the report said.
The state police have stepped up security and an investigation has been ordered .
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