Guwahati Police Commissioner Deepak Kumar, on Saturday, informed that three more people have been arrested in connection with the grenade blast in the city.
“Three more people have been arrested who were involved in the blasts in Guwahati, including former members of ULFA. Home Ministry is in continuous contact with us regarding the investigation,” said Police Commissioner Kumar.
At least six persons were injured in a grenade attack in Guwahati on Wednesday, May 15. The attack was reportedly carried out by ULFA.
The grenade had exploded in front of a shopping mall in Guwahati city, adjoining the Shraddhanjali Kanan Park, usually frequented by a large number of people every evening.
Two motorcycle-borne men threw the grenade in front of the shopping mall located right opposite the Guwahati zoo on the arterial RG Baruah Road, PTI quoted Commissioner Kumar as saying.
Kumar also said the suspects’ target appeared to be the security forces. “There is a police check post here and it is evident the suspects must have targeted them,” IANS quoted him as saying.
According to the police, the blast took place outside the Guwahati Central Mall. The anti-talks faction ULFA-I, led by Paresh Baruah, had reportedly claimed responsibility for the Guwahati grenade blast.
On Thursday, May 16, Police Commissioner Deepak Kumar had informed that the police have cracked the case with the arrest of two ULFA operatives.
“After yesterday’s grenade blast, we conducted a raid at a house today and arrested a man and a woman belonging to ULFA. We recovered a 9mm pistol, 25 rounds, bomb-making equipment, ULFA literature and about 20kg gunpowder. We’ve cracked the case,” said Kumar on Thursday.