GUWAHATI, May 16 - Police today arrested ULFA leader Pranmoy Rajguru and his alleged accomplice Jahnabi Saikia, a small-time actress, in connection with the grenade blast that left 12 people injured in the city on Wednesday night.
Police also recovered a 9mm pistol, 25 rounds of ammunition, a grenade case, explosive of substantial quantity, incriminating documents related to the ULFA, besides a number of cell phones, during a raid conducted in the actress�s residence.
Joint Commissioner of Guwahati Police Debaraj Upadhyay informed The Assam Tribune that Rajguru had joined the ULFA in 1986 and was carrying out activities for the banned outfit since then. �He was operating at the leadership level of the outfit,� the Joint Commissioner said.
Saikia, who has acted in a number of television serials, was in close touch with Rajguru and the latter frequented her house quite often.
Both Pranmoy and Jahnabi hail from Sivasagar and were arrested from the rented accommodation on the Namghar Path in the Panjabari locality here this afternoon. However, neither of the accused has confessed to the crime till the time of filing this report.
Police claimed that the attack might have been planned and executed from the house, which was taken on rent only ten days back. The owner of the house currently stays in Dehradun.
Sources said that the security forces have intensified search operation in and around Guwahati and more arrests are likely. Close circuit television camera footage collected from various locations is also being analysed and a specialised forensic team is on the job. �The call detail record of the accused too is being assessed,� sources divulged.
Upon being arrested, Rajguru told media persons that such incidents would recur till the revolution achieves its purpose.
Both Rajguru and Jahnabi are being questioned on their involvement and the modus operandi, and the duo would be produced before the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup tomorrow.
Investigators are likely to seek a 14-day police custody of the accused.
Meanwhile, the condition of one of the 12 injured in Wednesday night�s blast is still stated to be critical.