Power transmission tower damaged in IED blast

An improvised explosive device (IED) allegedly planted by anti-talk faction of ULFA exploded at Borpathar in Assam`s Sibsagar district on Sunday, damaging a power transmission tower of NEEPCO.

Last Updated: Mar 04, 2012, 20:00 PM IST

Sibsagar (Assam): An improvised explosive
device (IED) allegedly planted by anti-talk faction of ULFA
exploded at Borpathar in Assam`s Sibsagar district on Sunday,
damaging a power transmission tower of NEEPCO.

Police said three IEDs, weighing nearly a kg, were
planted on the power transmission tower and one of them
exploded this morning damaging the tower.

The other two IEDs were later defused by the army bomb
squad, the police said.

The tower transmits electricity from Assam Power
Generation Corporation Limited`s Lakwa Thermal Power Station
(LTPS) at nearby Maibella.

The police suspect ULFA anti-talk faction had caused
the explosion to threaten the pro-talk faction of the outfit
chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, who hails from the area.

PTI