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ULFA cadre remanded to police custody

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 22 - ULFA cadre Bijoy Asom, who was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the May 15 grenade blast in Guwahati, was today remanded to 14-day police custody by the Court of Special Magistrate, Kamrup (Metro). According to the investigators, Bijoy was the one who lobbed the grenade in front of the shopping mall, leaving 12 persons injured.

Sources said the police pleaded for maximum days of remand citing the gravity of the crime, and court accordingly accepted the plea.

After being brought to Guwahati from Tinsukia where he was arrested on Tuesday, Bijoy was questioned by the investigators and was subsequently brought to the court with his face covered.

So far, police has arrested all the six accused in connection with the case.

Although sources claimed that Bijoy has confessed to the crime, police is of the opinion that many more facets of the crime are yet to be corroborated.

Meanwhile, police has also collected CCTV footages from a Guwahati-based private hospital which Bijoy had visited a couple of days prior to the blast.

Pranmoy Rajguru, another senior ULFA leader who was arrested a day after the blast, is also seen in the footage.

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