Guwahati, May 16 : Less than 24 hours after a grenade attack in Guwahati, police today claimed of cracking the case and arrested two suspected ULFA (I) cadres, including a woman cadre, in this connection.
Police sources said leads were gathered on the case immediately after the blast last evening and the trail led to a house in Panjabari area of the city, rented by a 'couple'.
Investigation revealed that the man renting the house was a 1985 cadre ULFA (I) militant Pratyuman Rajguru, who was staying with a woman Jahnabi Saikia.
Saikia is suspected to be operating as an assistant of Rajguru and they were acting as a 'sleeper cell' of the outfit in the city.A 9 mm pistol, 25 rounds, 20 kgs of gunpowder, bomb-making equipment and ULFA pads were recovered from the house.
"We have extracted all information from them on how the grenade attack was carried out, the logistics support they had provided, etc. In a way, one can say we have cracked the case," the sources said.More arrests in the case are likely soon, police added.
The ULFA (I) had carried out a grenade attack in front of a shopping mall in busy RG Baruah Road of Guwahati last evening, injuring 12 people. (UNI)