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Amit Ballav Goswami, a suspected bomb expert of ULFA, was detained by the police in Golaghat on Friday
Amit Ballav Goswami, a suspected bomb expert of ULFA, was detained by the police in Golaghat on Friday|EastMojo image
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Guwahati blast: ULFA bomb expert arrested from Golaghat

The detained rebel, Amit Ballav Goswami, hails from Lakhibari area of Merapani; currently being interrogated by the police over his alleged involvement in the case

Sandeep Borah

Sandeep Borah

Guwahati: In another development over the Guwahati grenade blast case, the Assam police detained a former member of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) from the Merapani area of Golaghat district on Friday.

The accused, identified as Amit Ballav Goswami, was allegedly a bomb expert working for the proscribed militant outfit of the state.

As per reports, Goswami hails from Lakhibari area of Merapani in Golaghat district of Assam and is currently being interrogated by a team of Golaghat police.

Earlier on Thursday, the police arrested a pro-talk ULFA leader, Pranamoy Rajguru, and his accomplice, Jahnabi Saikia, from a rented house in the Bagharbari area of Guwahati in Assam.

Significantly, as per sources in the police, the Paresh Baruah, the commander-in-chief of ULFA (I), has been contacting old cadres of the outfit who are either not involved with the peace talks or not satisfied with the progress. It is also informed that these former members of ULFA are working in different ways like giving shelter to members of the outfit.

However, the authorities concerned have directed the district superintendents of police to keep a close watch on the activities of the former militants of the outfit.

At least 12 people were critically injured in a grenade blast that occurred on Wednesday evening in front of Guwahati Central, a shopping mall on the busy RG Baruah Road in the city.