Tinsukia: With no breakthrough after nearly a day after a grenade blast that claimed the lives of two youths, Tinsukia Police on Saturday sought the help of common people to crack the case.

It announced cash rewards up to Rs 2 lakh to any person who helps them with information leading to the arrest of the accused in the May 14 grenade blast. The police has released pictures of two motorcycle-borne suspect and asked citizens to share information on 8638018965 via phone or WhatsApp.  

Tinsukia Police tweeted: “Just in: @TinsukiaPolice announced cash rewards upto Rs 2 lacs for anyone giving concrete info abt suspected miscreants on bike as seen in pics. They r wanted in May 14 grenade blast case in Tingrai bazar. Pl inform via call/WhatsApp- 8638018965. Your identity wil be kept secret.”

On Friday, two youths lost their lives while two others were injured after a grenade blast outside a hardware shop at Tingrai Bazar, on the outskirts of Digboi town in the Tinsukia district.

On Saturday, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the blast site and met the family members of Surajit Talukdar, who succumbed to his injuries at Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh.

Sarma tweeted: Today visited & met family members of late Surajit Talukdar who was killed in a dastardly grenade blast at Tingrai market in Digboi on Friday. Announced Rs 5 lakh one time financial assistant to next of kin of victims Talukdar and Sanjiv Singh. Asked for best treatment to injured.

Talking to media persons at the DC office, Sarma said, it will be premature to name which organization is behind the blast. “Now, that Ulfa (I) has denied their role, let additional information come to me before I make any statement.”

However, irrespective of whoever is behind the incident, I have instructed Assam police to ensure justice is met out and guilty are brought to book, added Sarma. 

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