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Guwahati, May 17, 2019:

ULFA-I Pro-talks leader Pranamoy Rajguru and Assamese actress Jahnabi Saikia who were presented in the Court today have been sent to 10 days police custody.

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After being produced at the Court, the Police registered a case 210/19, at the Geetanagar Police Station under section 325/326/307 of the Indian Penal Act (IPC) 3/5 of the Arms Act, 1959 and accordingly the police has sent both of them to 10 days police custody.

Earlier, a case no 147/19 was registered at the Satgaon Police Station under section 121/121(A)/122 of the IPC.

It is to be mentioned that a grenade blast took place in Zoo Road on Wednesday evening at around 7:45 pm, in which 12 people, including two SSB personnel, were injured. The militant group ULFA-I has claimed responsibility for the blast minutes after it occurred.

The Guwahati Police on Thursday arrested United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) pro-talks leader Pranamoy Rajguru and Assamese actress Jahnabi Saikia in relation to the blast and they were presented in the Court today.

The duo were arrested on Thursday from Namghar Path in Panjabari locality of Guwahati, Assam during a search operation carried out by a team of city police and crime branch in relation to the grenade blast at Guwahati’s Zoo Road.

Pranamoy Rajguru has been lodged at the Latasil Police Station and Jahnavi Saikia at Pan Bazar Women’s Police Station.

The police recovered one 9mm pistol, 35 rounds of live bullets, and 70 kg of explosive materials which was used to make IEDs, a ULFA-I flag, and a scooty allegedly used during the blast and some incriminating documents from the possession of Jahnabi Saikia.

During the time of arrest, Pranamoy Rajguru said, “our fight will continue till our demands are fulfilled. The Government should know that these activities will continue. May our struggle live long.”

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