New Delhi: Banned terror outfit United Liberation Front of Assam – Independent (ULFA-I) has claimed responsibility for the series of bomb explosions that rocked Assam today morning. The outfit had called for a strike today to boycott the Republic Day celebrations.
The chief of ULFA-I, Paresh Baruah told a national media that they opposed Republic Day celebration of India on their soil. It seems the outfit conducted the bomb attack to give the message that it is still active and not weak.
According to reports there were five bomb blasts but no casualty or damage to property were reported. One of the spots were blasts were reported had no sign of any blast so the police confirms only four blasts occurred.
Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, has ordered an enquiry into the bomb blasts. He said, Strongly condemn the bomb blasts in a few places of Assam. This cowardly attempt to create terror on a sacred day only exhibits the frustration of the terror groups after their total rejection by the people. Our government will take the sternest action to bring the culprits to book.”
Incidentally, 50 ULFA-I cadres had laid down their arms in the presence of the Chief Minister a few days back. In addition, 644 from eight other terror outfits had also surrendered on that day.
The blasts came just before the Republic Day parade began in New Delhi.