AGARTALA, Jan 26 (IANS): A crude bomb exploded on the outskirts of the state capital here Sunday afternoon but no one was injured. Four other bombs were recovered in the area and defused.
"When a man was setting fire to some garbage at Abhoynagar (on the city's outskirts), a handmade bomb exploded. Police subsequently recovered four more crude bombs from the garbage and defused them at once," police spokesman Bharat Debbarma told reporters.
Police were yet to detain any one in connection with the incident.
Senior police officials along with Tripura State Rifles troopers launched a manhunt to nab the culprits behind the occurrence.
Republic Day was celebrated Sunday in Tripura peacefully across Tripura. The main function of the day was held at the Assam Rifles ground where Governor Devanand Konwar unfurled the tricolour and took the salute.
A colourful function of school children and drill by security personnel were also held at the ground.
Defying boycott calls by militant groups, the northeastern state celebrated the Republic Day with great zeal and enthusiasm. People came out in large numbers to participate in celebrations across the state.