Skip to content Skip to navigation

EXPLOSION AT HAJO: 2 DEAD OVER 42 INJURED

Our Correspondent from Guwahati


In yet another string of violence, suspected ULFA militants made a powerful explosion in Hajo on Wednesday which left two persons killed leaving 42 injured. These include four children at a wholesale market in the temple town.

According to information, the bomb was hidden in a bicycle which was laying at a post of the market's shed and it exploded at around
1 pm before the commencement of the time for opening.

One person was killed on the spot while another injured succumbed to his injuries while being taken to hospital.

Thirteen people of the 42 injured are stated to be in a critical condition and of the four wounded children; a 10-year-old is struggling with death.

One of the dead was identified as wholesale vegetable dealer Sukur Ali, who hails from Kamrup.

Immediately after the incident, top ranked police and civil officials rushed to the spot and the 32 seriously injured people were taken to
Guwahati Medical College Hospital for better treatment and the rest were admitted to local hospitals.

Official sources here say the
Assam government has promised a sum of Rs 3 lakh to the kin of the dead and Rs 10,000 to the injured. Free medical treatment will be provided to the injured. Investigations are going on but no one has so far been arrested.

The explosion virtually pours cold water on the recent development of resuming ULFA's peace negotiations with the Centre as the later sets three pre conditions if what Dr Mamoni Roisom Goswami says is any indication.

According to the award winning writer on Tuesday, National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan talked to Dr Goswami and those who accompanied him that the government is in the need of a written "communication from ULFA leaders expressing their willingness for unconditional talks.

Dr Goswami called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday and urged him to resume the peace process to save the Assamese from the brink. Dr Singh assured her of his steps to resume the process
Author info

editor's picture

Please send your comments to editor@assamtimes.org

Add new comment

Random Stories

Couple held for trafficking

18 Aug 2016 - 11:51am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau
A couple was apprehended from Karigaon under Kokrajhar PS for allegedly human trafficking cases by Nedan NGO and AASAA activists on Wednesday. According to police,the couple was arrested when they...

Pongyong Tekchai Released

6 Jan 2014 - 6:15pm | Raktim Baruah
Pongyong Tekchai, a collection of articles, written by noted  writer Rajiv Ahmed and published by Sampriti Prakashan, was released on Mondy at a  function organised in Guwahati Press...

Gaonburah killed in Udalguri district

1 Jun 2008 - 11:58pm | editor
ULFa has killed a gaonburah in lower Assam’s Udalguri disitrct on Sunday afternoon.. According to information, the goanburah of Dolongghat Khagendranath Deka was shot dead at Bhakatgaon by two...

ABMSU demands CBI inquiry into Dimapur incident

6 Mar 2015 - 3:30pm | Hantigiri Narzary
The All BTAD Minority Students Union (ABMSU) demands CBI inquiry into Dimapur incident that created resentment across the region on Thursday in Nagaland. Ebrahim Bhutan, senior ABMSU leader strongly...

Other Contents by Author

Wanna do online journalism? You can do if you are confident and workaholic. Need only an online training. We at Assam Times are ready to help you translate your dream in this roaring job. Come January 1, 2018. Register now for online course free of cost and get the advantage. Manned by a team of sharp and dedicated journos of international repute we are coming up from the new years day.  
Yet another witch hunting incident fans no less shock and anger across the on Monday two days after it came to light. The incident took place at a remote helmet in Chirang district bordering Bhutan where thr body of the victim was recovered on Saturday. Identified as Guneswar Basumatary, the local resident of Koila Moila near Dotom was believed to have been killed alleging witch craft.  According to family members,Guneswar went missing on September 16 evening he visited his relative's house at Koila Moila area. Family members lodged an FIR with Amguri PS,case number 45/2017, under section 302/201 IPC. During a search operation, police and family members recovered body in decomposed...
A local magistrate in Nagaon on Friday remanded Mithu Roy to two days police custody after the trader was produced before it in connection with the recent incident where he and his associates thrashed four former ULFA rebels who approached him for fund to feed the flood hit people.  According to allegations, he was the main culprit who hired a few local associates to beat up the youths who were raising fund.  He was arrested on Thursday as he was on the run as police arrested his three associates on Wednesday afternoon.  Meanwhile, a huge gathering in the central Assam town demanded examplary punishment of the accused youths saying that they...
A candle lighting rally was  carried out at Salakati in protest against killing of ABMSU leader Lafikul. The was organized by ABMSU and was participating by ABSU, AKRSU, bengali Federation, Santhali Student's Union and many organizations. The rally was started from Salakati anchalik Abmsu office and concluded at Railway gate. Thousands housands of activists from various student's union and civilians participated and demanded early arrests of main culprits.The ABMSU demanded CBI inquiry into Lafikul murder,arrest main culprits and provide safety and security to the persons of the region. Moinuddin Ali,ABMSU leader said that main culprits should be nabbed  as soon as possible...
United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) said The Nagas Nation has lost a true and uncompromising Nationalist. "In the creation of Western South East Asia geographic identity with an organic soul giving hope to even the smallest nationality of the region opportunity to get just political representation amongst the family of Nations reflects his deep understanding and vision in keeping with his superb statesmanship".  Describing him as a 'Grandee' of the indigenous citizens of the WESEA region, ULFA(I) chairman Dr Abhizeet Asom in his condolence message to media said "as the Chairman of United Liberation Front of Western South East Asia, he brought an affinity amongst the...
Amid an escalating controversy over beef consumption, yet another leader has quit BJP in Meghalaya suggesting a setback for the saffron party in the pre poll political landscape.  North Garo Hills BJP president Bachu Marak pulled out of the party after the national party spokesman Nolin Kohli warned him against a beef party in Tura to celebrate the three years of the NDA government at the Centre. Marak, who pulled many people to BJP in the Congress ruled state rued in his resignation letter to state party president Sjibun Lyngdoh made it plain and simple that he would never go against the sentiment of the  Garo people for whom beef is an inevitable item at any feast. He...
A crucial meeting of BPF and AGP leadership with Amit Shah is clearing the decks for the expansion of Sarbananda Sonowal cabinet slated for April 15. Senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma along with AGP president Atul Bora, his BPF counterpart Hagrama Mohilary is meeting the BJP president in New Delhi on Monday where the entire process would be finalized. Sources told www.Assam Times that Bongaigaon legislator Phani Bhushan Chaudhury is likely to be inducted in the cabinet from AGP. Both AGP and BPF will have one each in the cabinet while BJP will have six new faces in the expanded cabinet. Those who are attending the close door meet include Hagrama Mohilary, Arul Bora, Hemant Biswa...
In a bizarre incident that triggers statewide anger and surprise, the police have arrested a top ranked officer in Dispur on bribery charges on Tuesday before recovering more than Rs 1 crore from his possession.He is none other than Kujendra Doley, the irrigation secretary who alleged to have been collecting lakhs of rupees from the contractors for releasing their bills.Acting on a complaint from a contractor, the sleuths of the vigilance and anti corruption cell caught the secretary red handed and seized an astronomical amount of money from his office locker he allegedly to pay minister Ranjit Dutta.Then Doley was taken to his residence in the city and Rs 10 lakh were seized in cash during...