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ULFA, NDFB behind blasts: Assam

K Anurag in Guwahati | November 11, 2008 20:51 IST

Breaking the silence about the progress made so far in the police investigation into the serial blasts, the Assam government on Tuesday claimed that the investigation found involvement of some active members of the banned National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) and also the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) behind the serial terror strikes of October 30.

The government in a statement said the Special Investigation Team (SIT) had succeeded in identifying  the 'main culprits' behind the serial blasts and an all out efforts  had been launched to apprehend those.

In the first ever official statement about the blasts probe, the government said, "There has been significant progress with regard to the investigation of serial blast cases. Involvement of some active members of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) has come to light during the course of investigation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT). The involvement of United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) in the conspiracy of carrying out serial blasts in the state has come to the fore during investigation.

"Main culprits who have perpetrated the crime have been identified and all efforts are on to apprehend them. Probable involvement of other agencies and organizations is also under investigation. The Police have so far arrested eight persons in the serial blasts and related cases."

Meanwhile, Assam police and paramilitary force personnel continued to lay siege to the truce-time designated camp of the NDFB at Borbori in Baksa district since Monday night. Police believe that some of the persons involved in the serial blasts have taken shelter in the camp. 

Though police wants to raid the camp under the supervision of a magistrate, the NDFB men have been resisting it saying that theior top leaders haven't yet given the approval for it.

The police in the meantime surrounded the entire village where the designated camp is located, to prevent anyone from going out of it. The police operation has created tension in the area.

On the other hand, the chairman of the banned ULFA, Arabinda Rajkhowa, in a statement e-mailed to the media here reiterated that the outfuit was not involved in plottiong and carrying out the serial bladts that took lives of so many indigenous people of the state.

The ULFA leader alleged the 'colonial government' of trying to defame ULFA in front of the people by putting the blame of serial blasts on the outfit.



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