Prime accused in Guwahati grenade blast arrested

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A United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) cadre who is the suspected prime accused in the grenade blast case in Zoo Road locality of Guwahati has been apprehended by a team of Police’s Special Cell.

The cadre has been identified as Bijay Asom.

The arrest was done as per the information provided by Jahnabi Saikia during interrogation.

As per reports, Bijay Asom hurled the grenade that injured twelve persons. Jahnabi Saikia was driving the scooty, while pillion rider Bijoy hurled the grenade at the spot. She then dropped Bijoy at Ganeshguri from where he was picked up by Chinmoy and dropped at Khanapara.

It is to be mentioned that a grenade blast took place in Zoo Road on Wednesday evening at around 7:45 pm, in which 12 people, including two SSB personnel, were injured. The militant group ULFA-I has responsibility claimed for it minutes after the blast.
The Guwahati Police on Thursday arrested United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) pro-talks leader Pranamoy Rajguru and Assamese actress Jahnabi Saikia in relation to the blast and they were presented in the court and the court has given an order for 10 days police custody.

The duo were arrested on Thursday from Namghar Path in Panjabari locality of Guwahati, Assam during a search operation carried out by a team of city police and crime branch in relation to the grenade blast at Guwahati’s Zoo Road.

Pranamoy Rajguru is being lodged at the Latasil Police Station and Jahnavi Saikia at Pan Bazar Women’s Police Station.

The police recovered one 9mm pistol, 35 rounds of live bullets, and 70 kg of explosive materials which was used to make IEDs, a ULFA-I flag, and a scooty allegedly used during the blast and some incriminating documents from the possession of Jahnabi Saikia.

During the time of arrest, Pranamoy Rajguru said, “our fight will continue till our demands are fulfilled. The Government should know that these activities will continue. May our struggle live long.”


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