Duo arrested in connection with Tinsukia grenade blast have ties to ULFA: Assam Police

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Assam Police has arrested two men in connection with the grenade blast that killed two in Digboi on May 14. Both suspects have active ties to the ULFA, said Special DGP GP Singh.

The two men arrested by Assam Police in connection with the Tingrai Bazar grenade blast (Photo Credits: Hemanta Kumar Nath)

Assam police have apprehended two persons for their alleged involvement in the Tingrai Bazar grenade blast in Assam’s Tinsukia. The motorcycle, allegedly used to carry out the crime, was also recovered.

Two people were killed and two others sustained injuries in the grenade blast that took place in Tingrai Bazar area in the oil township of Digboi on May 14.

The apprehended persons were identified as Hiren Gogoi alias Robin alias Monu and Ranjit Changmai.

Assam Special DGP GP Singh said the grenade blast was carried out at the direction of senior United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leaders based outside Assam. Both individuals in custody have active ties to the ULFA, he said.

“Both the accused involved in the Tingrai grenade blast have been apprehended. The motorcycle used has also been recovered,” DGP Singh said in a tweet.

Earlier, Assam Police had released the photographs of two suspected bike-borne miscreants and announced a cash award of upto Rs 2 lakh for information that might lead to their arrest.

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