Following the alert, the state security forces have increased vigilance to ensure free, fair and safe elections. With the campaigning over in Manipur, the new terror angle has put authorities on alert over the Home Ministry warning.
Sources within the Home Ministry have stated that they have information that the banned terror outfit 'National Socialist Council of Nagaland' (NSCN) is interfering in the poll process in the state and claim to be openly supporting the Naga people's front. The NSCN also called for a 36-hour bandh bringing trading and commercial activities to a standstill.
Only yesterday (Jan 26), a low intensity blast rocked Manipur during the course of the Republic Day celebrations. Though no casualty has been reported. The IED blast occurred around 9 am at Thumbuthong, some 100 meters away from the 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles parade ground. As per police sources, the bomb is alleged to be planted by the cadres of CorCom, a conglomerate of seven underground outfits, boycotting the day by calling state-wide general strike.