Imphal: Unknown miscreants placed a hand grenade inside a box of munch chocolate at the reception counter of Imphal Municipal Council (IMC) Mayor Leishangthem Lokeshwor on Monday around 11:50 AM.
Feeling suspicious of the chocolate box, the receptionist informed the Mayor who then opened it and found a grenade placed inside it.
Immediately, the concerned police station was informed who later removed the hand grenade from the IMC office safely.
Speaking to media persons about the incident, IMC Mayor Lokeshwor said that he has not received any threat or any demand of money from any individuals or groups. All that he received in his office are applications to allot a parking space, public sulabh/toilet, etc. which are related with IMC only, he added.
Lokeshwor further said that the placing of the hand grenade at IMC office is very unfortunate and appealed whoever did it not to repeat the same in the near future as IMC is taking the big responsibility of 7/8 segments.
Such mental harassment by placing a hand grenade is highly condemned, he added.
City Police Station has taken up a case in connection with the placing of the hand grenade at IMC Office and investigation has already begun.