NIA takes over Zoo road bomb blast case


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the probe in the sensational Zoo road bomb blast case on Thursday. The NIA took over the investigation from Assam Police.

Earlier, the Police had arrested ULFA leader Pranamoy Rajguru, Assamese actress Jahnabi Saikia, Chinmoy Lahkar from Guwahati, Amit Ballav Goswami from Golaghat and Indra Mohan Bora from Nagaon in relation to the case. Rajguru and Saikia were arrested within 24 hours of the blast. The prime accused ULFA-I cadre Bijoy Asom was arrested on May 21st, 2019 from Tinsukia. A former student of the prestigious Gauhati University (GU) was also arrested on May 28th, 2019 in relation to the case.

All the accused were produced before an NIA court today.

The grenade blast injured 12 people, including two SSB personnel. Two bike-borne persons lobbed a grenade near the Guwahati Central shopping mall in the late evening hours of 15th May 2019.

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