NIA Team Dispatched to Assam to Investigate Spate of Grenade Blasts

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Saturday, December 16, 2023
NIA Team Dispatched to Assam to Investigate Spate of Grenade Blasts
National Investigation Agency to Investigate Series of Grenade Blasts Across Three Districts
Assam, December 16, 2023: In response to the recent wave of grenade blasts in Assam, a dedicated team from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is slated to arrive in the state on December 16. The NIA's involvement follows a formal request from state authorities seeking assistance in unraveling the series of attacks that have rattled the region.

The blasts, spanning three districts—Tinsukia, Sivasagar, and Jorhat—have been attributed to the United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I), which claimed responsibility for the incidents occurring between November 22 and December 13.

The Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, held a crucial meeting with NIA Director General Dinkar Gupta in New Delhi on December 15, paving the way for the agency's intervention. Assam's Director General of Police, GP Singh, expressed determination in bringing those responsible for the grenade attacks to justice.

ULFA-I Claims Responsibility

The ULFA-I, a proscribed insurgent group, asserted its involvement in the orchestrated grenade attacks, signaling a disturbing escalation in the security landscape of Assam. The targeted districts have been grappling with the aftermath of these incidents, prompting the urgent need for a thorough and impartial investigation.

Collaborative Efforts for Justice

The collaboration between state authorities and the NIA underscores the gravity of the situation and the collective commitment to swift and decisive action. The investigative team is expected to delve into the details of the attacks, exploring leads and employing advanced forensic techniques to trace the perpetrators and their network.

Assurance of Justice from Assam's Top Authorities

Assam's Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, reiterated his dedication to ensuring the safety and security of the state's residents. The meeting with NIA Director General Dinkar Gupta served as a strategic step towards bolstering the investigative efforts and bringing those responsible to justice.

Director General of Police, GP Singh, echoed this commitment, assuring the public that every effort would be made to apprehend and prosecute the individuals behind the grenade attacks. The collaboration between the state and the NIA is anticipated to yield comprehensive insights into the motives and operational dynamics of the ULFA-I in this context.

As the NIA team gears up for its assignment in Assam, the collective resolve remains strong, signaling a coordinated response to safeguard the peace and well-being of the affected communities. The investigation is poised to shed light on the complexities surrounding these attacks and pave the way for legal action against the perpetrators.