Tinsukia: Additional director general of police (law and order) GP Singh visited bomb blast locations in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district on Monday, a day after Ulfa (I) rocked the state with serial low intensity blasts.
The development assumes significance in the wake of report of youths missing from upper Assam’s Tinsukia and Dibrugarh district amid anti government sentiments following Citizenship (Amendment) Act, and corroboration of some of them having joined banned outfit.
According to an official, who wished not to be named, Singh visited the two blast locations – Graham Bazar and Marwari patty – in Dibrugarh, the home town of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, and one in Duliajan to oversee the investigations.
“He held a meeting with deputy inspector general of police (NER) Prasant Bhuyan, superintendent of Dibrugarh police Sreejith T and other senior police official to review the operational security preparedness and the present situation,” the official said, adding,
Talking to EastMojo, additional superintendent of Dibrugarh police, Padmanabh Baruah, said, “Police had detained few persons for questioning and were later let off.”
According to sources, the police has not been able to make any significant breakthrough in the bomb blast case till yet. “Security forces are trying to identify the over ground network which played crucial role in execution of the blasts.”
Ulfa (I) had claimed responsibility for serial bomb blasts across three districts of Assam. However, security forces maintained there was no bomb blast near Koliyapani bridge in Doomdooma, as reported earlier.”