Unidentified militants hurled a powerful grenade at the residence of a senior Manipur government official but it failed to explode.
Official sources said the militants lobbed the explosive at the private residence of horticulture and soil conservation technology mission cell director Khuraijam Ratankumar at Ayangpalli area in Imphal East district on Friday.
The unexploded grenade was later defused by bomb experts. Though motive behind the crime was not known, police were probing whether it was connected with any monetary demand made to the official.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the crime.