Manipur advocate general shot at

Imphal, March 6 (IANS) Manipur Advocate General N. Koteshor was critically injured Saturday when he was shot at while returning from a function, with the bullet piercing his chest, police said.

It was not clear if it was a militant attack or accidental firing from the service weapon of a security escort of a minister following his car.

A police spokesman said that the incident took place at Lidan, 30 km east of Imphal, while Koteshor was returning from a function in the adjoining Ukhrul district.

‘The AG was in his car and suddenly a bullet pierced his arm and hit the chest. He was brought to Imphal and doctors are carrying out an emergency operation on him. The bullet is stuck in his ribs,’ a police official said.

The official said it was not immediately known from where the bullet was fired.

‘We are trying to find if it was accidental firing as a number of vehicles, including of two ministers, were returning in a convoy from the function,’ the official said.

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