Blast near Assam CM's residence, boy injured



Guwahati: A teenager was injured when a detonator he was carrying home exploded near Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's official residence at Koinadhora here Saturday.

The teenager, identified as Sanjib Das, found the detonator attached to a wire at a stone quarry on the Assam-Meghalaya border and was carrying it home at Uday Nagar here when it exploded in the high security area, IGP (Central Western Range) L R Bishnoi said.

The IGP said the teenager suffered minor injuries in the explosion which was a small one and caused no damage.

He said that Das was administered first aid at a hospital and released.

The area around the chief minister's official residence was cordoned off and security measures tightened.

Das is a school student of class nine, official sources said. Such detonators for use in blasting stones, sources said.

PTI