One Islamic militant was arrested by Police commandos of Imphal east district on Tuesday. A hand gun and a mobile phone was also confiscated from him.

He was identified as Tariq Ali of Kyamgei near Imphal. One .32 pistol with two live rounds was recovered from him. One mobile phone suspected to be used by him was also confiscated.

Elsewhere, suspected militants made two hand grenade attacks. Nirmala Laishram (40) is a pradhan in the gram Panchayat at Nachou in Bishnupur district. Family members noticed one China made hand grenade which was lobbed at her house. Bomb disposal squad removed the unexploded grenade to neutralise at a safe place.

In another incident, the house of Santikumar Laishram of Naoremthong in Imphal west district was attacked on Tuesday morning with a hand grenade. However it failed to explode. He runs a canteen on the Manipur university campus. The grenade was wrapped in a paper which bore the name of an underground organisation. Police believe that it was a part of an extortion threat.