Assam’s Security Forces Recover Five Grenades From Passenger Bus

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Security forces recovered five hand grenades and five detonators and apprehended one person from a passenger bus in Assam’s Kamrup (Rural) district along indo-Bhutan border on Sunday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, security forces recovered five hand grenades and five detonators from a passenger bus on its way from Tamulpur of Baska district to Rongia in Kamrup (Rural) district.

“We stopped the vehicle at Rongia Tiniali and seized the grenades and detonators,” a police official said.

Security forces arrested one person, identified as Bijoy Boro, who carried the grenades and detonators.

Meanwhile, Guwahati city police detained 52 people on Sunday for the Paltan Bazar explosion on Saturday evening.

One jawan of CRPF 67 no bt was killed and 12 others including three CRPF personnel were injured in the grenade explosion at Paltan Bazar near Paltan Bazar police station in the capital city of Assam.

Meanwhile, Paresh Asom alias Paresh Baruah led anti-talk faction group of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) claimed responsibility for the explosion.

Sending an e-mail to media, the outfit group also claimed responsibility for the Domdoma grenade explosion on September 6.

“We urged the people of Assam to maintain a considerable distance from uniformed men in future,” ULFA said in the e-mail.

The Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visited the explosion site and Guwahati Medical College hospital, where the injured persons have been treated.

Apart from Assam explosion, at least seven personnel of Assam Rifles were injured in a powerful IED explosion in Manipur on Sunday morning.*

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.