Pothashang News Service

Imphal, January 16, 2018: Municipal administration, housing and urban development (MAHUD) and town planning minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar has strongly condemned the twin blasts that rocked the Imphal city yesterday that injured a lady sweeper of the Imphal Municipal Corporation.

The injured Yenshembam Sobita Devi, 50 years, wife of Y. Ingo from Langthabal Mantrikhong Awang Lekai was admitted at the Raj Medicity. The first blast took place inside PRO defence wing office complex adjacent to the southern side of the Johnstone Higher Secondary School while the second blast took place along the roadside of the school.

Talking to reporters at his residential quarter at Kangla Park, Shyamkumar said planting and exploding the bomb at a public place is a cowardly act. Urging those responsible to come forward for clarification he appealed not to repeat such act in the future which is detrimental in the development of the state.

Yet another hand grenade was found inside the PRO defence wing complex at around 6:45 am today.

To ensure the safety of the public, he said additional CCTV cameras working round the clock will be installed in the Imphal city by the MAHUD department in consultation with the chief minister. He ensured that the cameras will be installed within this month. Stating that the department under him will work in collaboration with the state police, he appealed for cooperation from the general public.

He said it is unfortunate that the blasts took place at the time when the MAHUD department and IMC are wholeheartedly working to make the city clean. Shyamkumar also said that the MAHUD department will bear all the medical expenses of the IMC sweeper who was injured in the blast while doing her duty along the Kangla road.

Later, the minister met the injured IMC sweeper, Yenshembam Sobita Devi, at the Raj Medicity, North AOC, Imphal. He rendered monetary aid to the lady in the hospital. He assured that all the medical expenses incurred during the treatment of Y. Sobita Devi will be borne by the MAHUD department.

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