Shillong, July 15: One person was arrested on Thursday in connection with the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast at a police camp in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, an officer said.
"One person was arrested in the case for carrying out the subversive activity," a senior district police officer told PTI. The outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council has claimed responsibility for the blast. A case was registered at Khliehriat, the district headquarters town for the terror activity, he said. An improvised explosive device that was retro-fitted in a 20 litre oil tin can and filled with pellets went up at around 1:40 am on Wednesday injuring a policeman and damaging some buildings at the reserve police line.
The banned rebel outfit the HNLC later issued a statement claiming responsibility for the IED blast.