DIPHU, Oct 3: Suspected Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) extremists lobbed a hand grenade at a hardware shop at Manja under Manja Police station,16 km off here at around 6 pm on Thursday. However, no casualty has so far been reported as the grenade failed to explode.
The shop belonged to businessman Radha Shyam Gupta who got a call from the outfit to pay a ransom of Rs 5 lakh.
High officials of police and security forces rushed to the spot. The DNLA, a newly-floated extremist outfit, has called for a 36-hour Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong bandh from April 17, last a day ahead of the second phase of Lok Sabha polls on April 18. The bandh failed to evoke any response in the three hill districts of the state.
While imposing the bandh, a press release issued by Ringsmai Dimasa, information & publicity secretary of Dimasa Peoples’ Supreme Council (DPSC)/DNLA, claimed that the Dimasa tribe of the country formed the organisation (DNLA) under the chairmanship Naisodao Dimasa and home secretary Kharmindao Dimasa.