4 HURT IN BLAST, OUTFIT CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY
Guwahati, Oct. 13: A blast occurred in Sukleswar Ghat area on Saturday leaving four persons injured, with the proscribed ULFA (Independent) claiming responsibility saying it was in protest against the updation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
Assam director general of poli-ce Kuladhar Saikia said “an explosive device caused the blast” at around 11.45 am at a construction material dump site in Pan Bazar area in which the four passersby, were injured.
Paresh Baruah of United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) called up local TV channels claiming that the blast was carried out by the outfit in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and NRC updation exercise.
He alleged that the NRC will be used to settle non-Assamese people in the state. —PTI