Assam blast accused remanded to 12-day police custody


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Assam blast probe key accused Ranjan Daimary, who was handed over by Bangladesh Rifles to Indian authorities, was today produced before a Kamrup court which remanded him to 12-day police custody.

Daimary, chief of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), was arrested by the Bangladesh Rifles and handed over to Indian authorities yesterday.

He was brought to the court in a five-vehicle convoy amid tight security.

Kamrup Chief Judicial Magistrate Robin Phukan gave the order after a short hearing.

Daimary was not represented by any lawyer as the Lawyers Association of Assam has decided not to defend him due to his alleged involvement in the October 30, 2008 serial bomb blasts which claimed 92 lives including several advocates.

Nine serial explosions had rocked Assam - three each in Guwahati and Kokrajhar, two in Barpeta Road, and one in Bongaigaon. The blasts had left a trail of death and destruction and over 800 wounded.

Of this, three blasts were in Guwahati, including one inside the CJM's court premises, claiming 60 lives and leaving over 200 injured.

Daimary, a post graduate in political science, is suspected to have masterminded the blasts.

Formed in 1986, NDFB has been spearheading the demand for a separate homeland for the Bodo tribes people in Assam.

Interpol has been on the look out for the 5ft 7 inches tall Daimary against whom there are Red Corner notices have been issued.