Three Hand Grenades Found in Police Station

Guwahati, January 23: The anti-talk faction group of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has continued its offensive strike against security forces ahead of the Republic Day in Assam.

Three Chinese made hand grenades were found inside the Kakopathar police station in Tinsukia district on Wednesday, which were lobbed by the outlawed group.

“The militants lobbed the grenades targeting the police station, but the grenades were not exploded,” a top police official said.

Top police officials rushed to the area and launched search operation against the militant.

On Monday at midnight, the outfit group had attacked at Namtola police station in Sivsagar district, in which a police constable was injured.

Paresh Baruah alias Paresh asom led ULFA, anti talk-faction group of the National Democratic front of Bodoland (NDFB) and other nine militant groups the north eastern region boycott the Republic Day and called for a general strike.

On Wednesday, the Assam police sounded high alert across the state and launched a serach operation against the militant.

“All the district police headquarters, police stations had ordered to vigil and take necessary action against the militant,” Assam Police IGP (Law & Order) SN Singh said.

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