New Delhi: Four explosion– three in Dibrugarh and one in Charaideo districts rocked Assam on Sunday. The explosion took place when the country celebrating its 71st Republic Day. Police and other officers have reached the spot. No Casualty has been reported so far.
“4 blasts have taken place at 4 places including Dibrugarh and Duliajan. No casualty or damage of property has been reported. We suspect ULFA, preliminary investigation is indicating towards that. Investigation is underway”, said BJ Mahanta, Assam DGP.
Earlier on Sunday, the banned insurgent outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) (ULFA-I) had called for a ‘general strike’ on Sunday, asking citizens not to participate in the Republic Day celebrations.
Meanwhile Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has called the incident a ‘cowardly attempt to create terror on a sacred day’.
“Strongly condemn the bomb blasts in a few places of Assam. This cowardly attempt to create terror on a sacred day only exhibits the frustration of the terror groups after their total rejection by the people. Our Govt will take the sternest action to bring the culprits to book,” Sonowal tweeted.