Guwahati: Insurgent outfits have continued to trigger blasts in Assam in order to create a fear psychosis among the people.
On February 26, Guwahati Police found an improvised explosive device (IED) outside the city’s Noonmati refinery.
The bomb squad found a box containing a detonator and wires. Police officials and the bomb squad inspected the surrounding areas with the help of sniffer dogs to detect possible explosives.
To avoid any untoward incident, additional forces were also deployed.
“As part of the regular patrolling which is done around the Guwahati refinery, suspected improvised explosive device (IED) was recovered outside the boundary wall of the Noonmati refinery. Bomb disposal squad diffused the IED and they have informed us that some sort of (sic) and electronic detonator and some fused wires have been recovered in a small box, which may contain some amount of explosives,” said Ranjan Bhutan, Additional Superintendent of Police.
In other incident, miscreants hurled an improvised explosive device to target a police patrolling team in Jorhat.
The incident took place in the wee hours on February 26 when a police patrolling team intercepted a suspicious cyclist.
The suspected insurgent took out a grenade from his pocket and hurled it at the police team, injuring a constable and a home guard.
“We chased him after he hurled the bomb at us and fled. During the scuffle, the police could manage to recover an AK-47 series assault rifle magazine along with 28 rounds of live ammunition and a bottle grenade,” said Navin Singh, Additional Superintendent of Police, Jorhat.
Illicit arms and explosives in Assam are to create fear psychosis among the people and are commonly used for abductions and threatening.