GUWAHATI, Nov 11 - The NIA today filed a chargesheet against eight people in connection with the grenade attack in the city on May 15.
The chargesheet was filed in a special NIA court against ULFA cadre Pappu Koch Bokoliyal alias Bijoy Asom (32) years, Jahnabee Saikia (49), Pranamoy Rajguru (57), Chinmoy Lahkar (25), Indra Mohan Bora (25), Amrit Ballav Goswami (41), Sankib Talukdar (26) and Prakash Rajkonwar (63). They have been charged under sections 120B, 121, 121A, 122, 307 & 326 of IPC, sections 25 (1B) & 35 of the Arms Act, sections 3 & 5 of the Explosive Substances Act and sections 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 38 & 39 of UAPA.
They have been charged for conspiracy and indulging in terrorist acts and unlawful activities, waging war against India, conspiracy to wage war against India, illegal possession of arms and ammunition, illegal possession and use of explosive substances, harbouring of ULFA (I) terrorist, providing support to ULFA (I) terrorists and associating with ULFA (I) terrorists.
A grenade was lobbed at a security picket at RG Baruah Road near Guwahati Central Mall, injuring 12 persons, many of them grievously.
An NIA spokesman said investigation revealed that Bijoy Asom was the ULFA (I) terrorist who lobbed the grenade. In this terrorist act, he was assisted by Chinmoy Lahkar who was riding the motorcycle. Jahnabee Saikia had provided transportation and shelter to the ULFA cadre and was also actively involved in unlawful activities, besides concealing arms, ammunition and explosive substances in her rented house.
Pranmay Rajguru and Sankib Talukdar were involved in conspiracy, unlawful activities and in providing help and support to Bijoy in committing the act. Rajguru was also in joint possession of arms, ammunition and explosive substances. Indra Mohan Bora provided shelter and support to Bijoy and was also closely associated with ULFA (I). The other two were also directly associated with ULFA (I), the NIA claimed.