On Thursday night alertness of a road side ice-cream vendor helped the cops to save a crowded locality in a main business hum of Guwahati from the impact of a powerful bomb blast triggered by suspected militants from the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland.
Police mentioned that they got alerted by an ice-cream vendor who had spotted an unclaimed bag near the Sani Temple in the Fancy Bazar area in Guwahati at around 9 pm on Thursday night.
Upon getting the report a mobile team of police rushed immediately to the spot and took the unclaimed bag which was suspected of containing explosives with sand bags and blankets after sanitizing the area.
Due to these steps no one got injured and did no damage to property when the bomb (a timer device) exploded after a few minutes.
Police has suspected of involvement of the banned NFB behind the blast, because there were intelligence inputs about the outfit’s bid to trigger blasts in the state to avenge the arrest of its chairman Ranjan Daimary alias D R Nabla.
The banned outfit on July 8 last did a explosion on the railway tracks which derailed Guwahati-Kolkata Garibrath, and killed a 7-year-old boy and injuring 13 others.