A powerful bomb, weighing about 5 kg, was found inside the campus of Regional Institute of Medical Science and Hospital (RIMSH) here in Imphal West district of Manipur, police sources said on wednesday.
The explosive was detected yesterday by a security patrol. Bomb disposal squad personnel later defused the explosive, which was attached with a long wire and could have been triggered by a remote control device, the sources said.
Expressing shock over the incident RIMSH Director L Fimate urged all sections of the people not to create disturbances within the hospital and institute.
Alleging foul play, RIMSH Superintendent Y Mohen said explosive appeared to have targetted him as it was found from his official quarter premises.
Mohen recalled some pharmacies located inside the hospital had been asked to vacate their premises and suspected that they (pharmacies) might have hired someone to plant the bomb.