At least six injured in Guwahati grenade blast
At least six people, including two security personnel were injured in a grenade blast near a police checkpoint on Guwahati’s upscale Zoo Road on May 15 evening.
Eyewitnesses claimed the grenade was lobbed around 7:45 pm from an SUV that sped past the checkpoint near a shopping mall.
The attack happened hours after Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the law and order situation and asked the police to check criminal activities.
“The six people injured were admitted to the hospital. We will spare no effort to find out who is behind the blast,” City Police Commissioner Deepak Kumar said.
Local MLA and Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharyya, however, said nine injured were admitted in the hospital.
The two injured security personnel have been identified as Amulya Lalon and Ramesh Lal.
“We are trying to find out if the of three United Liberation Front of Asom cadres in (eastern Assam’s) Tinsukia district earlier in the day has any connection to this blast,” Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia told The Hindu from the spot.
Police had intensified checking of vehicles and suspected people following intelligence inputs about the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom planning to carry out a subversive mission. Local TV channels claimed the outfit’s military chief Paresh Baruah called up to claim responsibility for the grenade attack.