Imphal, Feb 28: A bomb was recovered in Imphal on Tuesday ahead of the visit of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for campaigning for the Manipur assembly elections. The police said the bomb was found near the gate of a residential building around 6 am in Khongman Bashikhong Turel Mapal area in Imphal East district.
The police had on February 25 recovered a hand grenade and a bomb in Imphal west district where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to address an election rally.
The bomb was later defused. The bomb was recovered about 6 km from the venue where the Congress vice president is scheduled to address a rally. Rahul will campaign for Congress candidates at Hapta Kangjeibung ground.
Elections in the state are slated for March 4 and 8.