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Assam: Security forces confirm ULFA-I involvement in Tinsukia grenade blast

First Published: 23rd November, 2023 20:32 IST

A massive manhunt is underway to nab the perpetrators behind the blast

Security forces have confirmed the involvement of the ULFA-I in the grenade attack targeting the Army’s Kopahtoli Company Operating Base (COB) last evening.

Top security sources, informed Northeast Live that during investigations it has come to light that two hardcore Ulfa (Independent) cadres – Achyutananda Neog alias Niloy Asom and Saurav Asom – were given the task of carry out the attack on security forces or the Hindi speaking population.

According to the police, while Achyutananda, who is a resident of Kakopathar in Tinsukia district, had surrendered before the police with a hand grenade on Wednesday afternoon, the other cadre Saurav Asom might have lobbed the grenade at the army’s Kapahtoli COB last evening.

Sources also told Northeast Live that Achyutananda, during interrogation had revealed that superior leaders in the organization had been threatened him of ‘strict punishment’ if he fails to accomplish tasks assigned to him.

It may be mentioned, two motorcycle borne youths had tried to lob the grenade targeting the camp, but primarily due to the alertness of the on duty sentries, the grenade missed the target which prevented from any kind of desired impact. Sources said that road blockades have been placed towards Namsai and Kakopathar.

CCTV footage from the area is being scanned.

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