A Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe has been ordered into the grenade attack on a local media house in Imphal, Manipur.

This was informed by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday.

The four-member SIT team is being headed by SP of Imphal West district.

“The SIT has started its investigation into the case,” CM Biren Singh informed the Manipur Assembly on Tuesday.

While assuring that the culprits behind the cowardly attack will be brought to justice, CM Biren Singh also informed that adequate security cover would be provided to the offices of the media houses in the State.

Notably, local cable networks have blanked out news and newspapers have halted publication in Manipur as journalists in the State are staging a cease work strike.

The cease work strike was extended for another 48 hours on Monday.

The cease work strike is being carried out by the journalists in Manipur in protest against a grenade attack on the office of a media house.

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The media house which was attacked by unidentified miscreants publishes two of the most popular newspapers in Manipur – Poknapham, a vernacular daily, and People’s Chronicle, an English daily.

The media house came under attack on February 13.

CCTV footages reveal that the media house was attacked by a girl, who is yet to be identified.

Journalists across Manipur have been staying off duty and are staging sit-in demonstrations in protest against the cowardly attack on the 4th pillar of democracy.

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