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BSF convoy carrying mortal remains of soldier ambushed

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From Staff Correspondent

Shillong, March 31: A BSF convoy carrying the mortal remains of constable Ayon Paul from Dunikura Border Outpost (BOP) came under IED attack at a place near Kherapara, about 25 km from Tura.

Relaible sources told The Sentinel that the proscribed GNLA is behind the attack on the convoy that consisted of three vehicles, one Tata 407 truck, one Maruti Gypsy and a Bolero. Tata 407 truck was carrying the dead body and black flags were displayed on the vehicle. “The IED exploded 5-10 yards ahead of the moving vehicle and as a result of the pressure effect the windscreen of the truck cracked which caused injury to the driver in his left index finger. The gypsy following the truck was also hit by the splinter in the windscreen thereby causing minor/superficial injuries to two jawans sitting at the rear,” informed the source.

The source also disclosed that the GNLA group involved in detoting the IED was led by Hadeo Ch Momin, who was trained by the ULFA sometimes in 2012.

Three months back, The Sentinel exclusively reported about the GNLA acquisition of hand held remote gadgets to trigger IEDs. The State Police Bomb Disposal confirmed and identified the circuit used in the IED along with remnts of gelatin explosive materials.

“Technical alysis of the IED by the experts revealed that the IED was triggered remotely,” stated the Inspector General of Police (operations) on Tuesday night. The GNLA attack came hours after a senior area commander was killed by the counter insurgency operation team in East Garo Hills. Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the BSF termed the attack as an act of cowardice and a display of desperation and moral bankruptcy of the militant outfit.

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