A major disaster was averted on Friday when the police detected an explosives-laden car inside the premises of the Manipur governor's house, officials said.
A police spokesperson said security officials managed to detect a bomb fitted in a Maruti car parked inside the Raj Bhawan around 2 pm on Friday.
"The bomb disposal squad has since defused the explosive," a senior police official said.
Governor Gurbachan Jagat was at the Raj Bhawan when the car bomb was detected.
"Investigations are now on to ascertain how the explosives-laden car managed to enter the high security Raj Bhawan," the official said.
There were no immediate details about the nature of the explosives found in the car.
"We cannot immediately say whether it was fitted with a timer device or the exact nature of the explosives," the official said.
Senior police officials have joined the investigations, he added.