Manipur: Powerful grenade hurled at BJP legislator's house

Security forces have launched a search operation against the militants. (Representative image) Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Imphal, Manipur, India Oct 14, 2017, 11.42 AM (IST)

Suspected militants hurled a powerful grenade at a BJP legislator's house in Manipur, media reports said on Saturday.

The BJP MLA, Heikham Dingo Singh, escaped unhurt, the reports said.

The grenade, however, did not explode and was later recovered by the police safely.

Heikham Dingo Singh, who represents the Sekmai assembly constituency in Manipur capital Imphal.

The suspected militants had fled from the area, a top official of the Manipur police said.

Security forces have launched an operation to nab the culprits.

On Friday evening, 11 people were injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants at a local fair in Imphal on Friday evening.

The injured persons were rushed to the nearest hospital and two among them of are said to be critical.