Assam blasts trail leads to Nagaon

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Guwahati, Nov 2 (UNI) Initial investigation trails of the Assam bomb blasts have led to communally disturbed Nagaon district where presence of Islamic militancy is well known considering the majority Muslim population of the district.

The SMS which claimed the responsibility for the blast led to Nagaon district so also the vehicles used in the blast.

''The SMS received by the local television channel was sent from Dhing area of Nagaon and we could trace out the man who owned the cell. His name is Nazir Ahmed but it seemed that he was a pawn as his phone has no record of any SMS being sent while initial connection paper with the service provider has lot of discrepancies.

The photo of Nazir Ahmed in the application is different'' said Assam Government spokesman IGP Bhaskar Mahanta.

The police is convinced that SMS was nothing but a diversionary tactics- genuine persons were used as a pawn by the terrorist network using sophisticated machineries to manipulate SMS from ordinary person's phone number.

One of the three cars used in the bomb blasts was also traced to Nagaon again. The car was owned by Tikendrajit and Jonali Saikia.

''They were arrested but they reportedly sold the vehicles to the Pallavi Motors under the Maruti True Value scheme'' said Mr Mahanta.

Again another Zulfikar Ali, whose motor cycle was used in one of the blast is from the same Nagaon district. That vehicle was also stolen from Nagaon.

''Although the investigations are in very preliminary stage but these leads are too easy. One thing is certain that all these leads are coming from Nagaon where presence of Islamic militancy is too well known considering the majority Muslim population of the district'' said a senior police officials involved in the investigation.

Both the Assam Police as well as NSG investigation are focusing on Huji and ULFA link. ''It is definitely a Jehadi attack and the ULFA might have given local logistical support'' said the investigating officer who wished not to be named.

Meanwhile, the Army top brass including GOC 4 corps Chief Major General B S Jaswal informed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last night at the review meeting held at Guwahati airport before departure, that they had intercepted a message of imminent attack on Guwahati but could not prevent it.


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