GUWAHATI, Sept 9 – Police suspects the involvement of members of the hardline faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in the grenade blast in the Paltanbazar area of the city last evening, in which one CRPF man was killed and five others including three civilians were injured.
Police sources said that the involvement of Manipuri militants also cannot be ruled out as there is possibility of the ULFA using them to launch the attack.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visited the Guwahati Medical College Hospital to meet those injured and directed the hospital authorities to take all necessary measures for providing best possible treatment to the injured.
Gogoi also visited the site of the blast and had discussion with the Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner and SSP AP Tewari. He said that different forces are trying to create disturbance in the state, but in last few days, the police managed to recover grenades and weapons from different parts of the state.
On the other hand, the hardline faction of the ULFA has claimed the responsibility for the blast and warned that such attacks on security forces would continue. The ULFA also apologised for causing injury to innocent civilians in the blast.