One person died and atleast sixteen others injured when ULFA made powerful blast at Lalganesh area in Guwahati on Tuesday.
According to information, the incident took place at around 5-30 in the afternoon near Shankar Hotel and the bomb was planted at a motorcycle which exploded to leave one dead and ten others injured. The injured were shifted to the Guwahati medical College Hospital.
The blast rocked the area an hour before Union minister Pranab Mukherjee was to attend a function in the evening. Minutes after the incident, top ranked police and civil officials rushed to the spot and investigation is on.
Some of the injured persons have been identified as Narayan Dutta, Bubu Gogoi, Raju Bora, Govinda Chetti, Raju Pandit, Ram Narayan Roy, satish Dutta, Mantu Chetti.
Police had prior information: According to information, Guwahati police had prior information that a three member ULFA teram has managed to sneak into the city of Guwahati to greet President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh with blast. Hardcore ULFA cadre Nilim Daimary is believed have led the hardcore ULFA team. More balsts in the city areas are feared if the team further manages to carry out further attack. The blast took place on Tuesdfay hours before external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee was to attend a function in Lalganesh.
On the other hand, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visited the blast siter at around 8-30 in the evening and condemned it in strogest possible term and has asked police to deal with the situation efficiently. Condemnation are pouring in. AGP, BJP along with other political parties are condemning the incident. AGP president CM Patowary, BJP leader Bijoya Chakrabarty have visited the blast site before leaving for the Guwahati medical College Hospital. Talking to reporters, she pinned the blame on the government for its failure to deal with the situation.