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CBI takes up investigations of Assam serial blasts

india Updated: Dec 18, 2008 21:07 IST

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The CBI on Thursday took over probe into the October 30 serial blasts in Assam after the state government-constituted Special Investigation Team failed to bring any clues.

CBI sources said a notification was issued by the Centre after the state government requested for a probe by the agency to go into the details of the case. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi agreed to suggestions made by various political parties for a CBI probe into the blasts that left 84 people dead and over 400 injured. The suggestion were made during an all-party meeting held under the chairmanship of Gogoi to discuss the situation arising out of the blasts.

The SIT, which was constituted immediately after the blasts, had arrested 11 people but could not make any headway in its probe to unravel the conspiracy behind the attack. The Assam government decided for the CBI probe as the investigations were likely to spread to some neighbouring countries including Bangladesh.

Central security agencies believe that ULFA with the help of banned Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islamia were responsible behind the audacious attack.