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Toll rises to 10, cops looking for 3 Ulfa men

The death toll in Monday’s blasts in Assam rose to 10 with the death of two injured persons on Tuesday, reports Digambar Patowary.

india Updated: Apr 07, 2009 23:32 IST
Digambar Patowary

The death toll in Monday’s blasts in Assam rose to 10 with the death of two injured persons on Tuesday. The condition of four injured people admitted at Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) was said to be critical.

Sahida Begum, who was injured in the Maligaon Chariali blast in Guwahati, succumbed to her injuries at the GMCH. Suman Dutta, one of the seven hurt in the Dhekiajuli blast, died at the Kanaklata civil hospital in Tezpur.

Security has been intensified in the state. GM Srivastav, DG, Assam Police, said, “We had reports about three hard-core Ulfa cadres sneaking into Guwahati. They were responsible for Monday’s blast at Maligaon.” Shymal Saikia, SP, Sibsagar district, said, “Ulfa cadres had entered the district through the Assam-Arunachal border but they later left for their hideouts in the neighbouring state.”

Patrolling has been intensified along the Indo-Bangla border in the Dhubri sector. Militants had attacked policemen at Mankachar in Dhubri on Monday.

Asom Gana Parisad (AGP) president Chandramohan Patowary condemned Monday’s blasts and blamed the Tarun Gogoi government for failing to provide security to the people of the state. “The government failed to arrest the main perpetrators of the blast. Within one week, we had another blast in Guwahati. The Gogoi government has no moral responsibility to stay in power.”