Assam: 2 arrested day after Guwahati grenade blast case

Police also recovered 20 kg of gun powder, one 9 mm pistol and 25 rounds of active bullets from them. 


Guwahati

The Assam Police on Thursday arrested two persons in connection with grenade blast in Guwahati  that left 12 persons including two SSB jawans injured on Wednesday.

Commissioner of Police of Guwahati,  Deepak Kumar said that they also seized around 20 kg of gun powder, one 9 mm pistol and 25 rounds of active bullets from a rented house from Panjabari area in Guwahati where these two were staying.

The arrested individuals have been identified as Jahnabi Saikia and Pranamoy Rajguru. We also need to arrest at least two to three more person in this case. Our investigation is on,” Deepak Kumar told media on Thursday afternoon.

“After interrogation, we have come to know that they are linked with ULFA. We have also found documents related to ULFA. One has to be a senior ULFA cadre to keep an 9MM pistol with them, said Deepak Kumar.

Condemning the blast, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the DGP to speed up the investigation and book the culprits at the earliest.

The injured persons who have been getting treatment at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and in some other hospitals are stable.

The chief minister’s legal advisor Santanu Bharali who visited the injured persons at the hospitals has assured that they will be provided free treatment.

“All the treatments will be provided free from our side. The CM has already asked the DGP to speed up the investigation and book the culprits. He has also called a high level emergency meeting,” Bharali said.

Meanwhile, the local media has reported that ULFA is behind the blast. The self-styled Commander in Chief Paresh Baruah has been quoted by some local media as claiming the responsibility and targeting the central forces.

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