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90 people detained after blast near Congress office

at least 90 people were detained in connection with the powerful bomb explosion that took place near Congress Bhavan in Aizawl.

Written by Agencies | Aizawl |
September 18, 2009 4:38:09 pm

A powerful bomb explosion took place near the Congress Bhavan here,damaging the NSUI office and at least 90 people were detained in connection with the incident,police said on Friday.

NSUI office bore the worst brunt of the blast last night,in which window panes of some private shops near the Congress Bhavan- the office of Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee- were broken,they said.

Police suspect that several gelatin sticks were used to trigger the blast.

Superintendent of Police Lalbiakthanga Khiangte said that 73 people were detained for questioning last night and another 23 were again rounded up on Friday for wider investigations.

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