A day after six persons were injured in a grenade attack in Guwahati city, Police Commissioner Deepak Kumar of Guwahati, on Thursday, 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.

The blast’s location is adjoining the Shraddhanjali Kanan (park), usually frequented by a large number of people every evening.

At least six persons had sustained injuries when a grenade exploded in front of a shopping mall in Guwahati city on Wednesday. According to the police, the grenade blast took place outside the Guwahati Central Mall of Guwahati around 8 pm. The anti-talks faction ULFA-I, led by Paresh Baruah, had reportedly claimed responsibility for the Guwahati grenade blast.

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 Guwahati Police Commissioner Deepak 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.