Thursday, 28 May 2020

Mithu Choudhury Guwahati, June 10: Police today sounded a red alert in Guwahati city after discovering an explosive timer device in front of the office of the superintendent of police Kamrup in Panbazar this morning. According to sources among top police officers, the device was found by the police at around 8 30 a.m. concealed in a tiffin box which was programmed to explode at 6:15 in the evening.   Six people were killed and 21 were injured after ULFA militants detonated a timer device in the heart of the city on Friday evening.  The ULFA leader commander Mrinal Hazarika has confessed to have mooted plans of a series of subversive activities across the state from June 9 till June 11 evening. Hazarika’s sensational revelation during interrogation stated that orders had been given to lieutenants and second lieutenants in the crack 109 and 28 Battalions of the outfit to carry out offensives against security agencies and oil installations during the period. Continuing its subversive activities across the state, suspected ULFA militants blew up an oil pipeline belonging to Assam Gas Company Limited successively at two places in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district late this evening.   According to reports received, two blasts occurred at 10:25 a.m. and 25 minutes later damaging the pipeline used for electricity generation at Namrup Thermal Power plant at a place under Naharkatia police station in upper Assam. Experts calculate an estimated damage of almost Rs.1 crore from the blasts.   Meanwhile, militants lobbed a grenade at an army truck injuring three personnel at Doomdooma in Tinsukia district at around 8 p.m. (IST).  Meanwhile ULFA commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah said in a press statement that the bomb blasts were masterminded by Assam police (Special Branch) IGP Khagen Sharma.