A mob tried to attack Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s empty ancestral house on the outskirts of the state capital Imphal tonight. The incident happened despite a security clampdown in the valley. Security forces successfully pushed back the mob after firing in the air.
Mr Singh lives in a separate, well-guarded official home in the centre of Imphal.
“There was an attempt to attack the Chief Minister’s ancestral house at Heingang locality in Imphal. Security forces stopped the mob around 100-150 metres away from the house,” a police officer told news agency PTI.
Nobody stays in the house, though it too is guarded round-the-clock, the officer said.