GOALPARA, Aug 12 � A major tragedy was averted today when a powerful IED weighing almost 5 kgs was recovered from Kumud Gwayari(25) from Chirang district at Pancharatna railway station when he was travelling by 15648 Guwahati-bound Kamakhya -Puri express train.
Army sources said that they had specific information on movement of some explosive materials by this route and after a joint search operation which was carried at Pancharatna railway station the IED was recovered from the accused who was travelling in S-6 bogie (berth no 71) of the train.Following interrogation by senior police officials and army intelligence officer at the Dariduri army camp of it came to light the accused is suspected to be a NDFB (anti talks) cadre and the IED was to be delivered at Bongaigoan to one Azad Baruah , a pro talk ULFA militant who is said to be involved in illegal business and running extortion rackets and they also recovered a letter which instructed him to carry out the job sincerely.
Meanwhile in another incident a powerful (I.E.D) weighing around 3 kg was recovered from the house of Dhula Ram Rabha(42) at Hatimura village under Dudhnoi police station in a joint operation by security personnel around 1.30 a.m today. According to Gokul Ch Baruah,OC the IED was hidden inside a sack full of salt which was found in the kitchen. The security personnel apprehended the main accused Dhula Ram Rabha(42) and according to the police sources,initial interrogation revealed that the accused is suspected to have links with Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) and Rabha Viper Army (RVA).