Times Now's Arindam Das brings a ground zero report from Muliwara Primary School along Assam-Mizoram border in Hailakandi district of Assam which was blown up by two powerful bomb blasts in the wee hours of February 3.Only channel to bring a ground zero report from the remote location. After travelling from Hailakandi town, we have to leave our vehicle at Kachutol which is the last motorable point near the blast scene and continue the trek on foot through mountainous terrain. A child named Taibur was our guide to the spot. Significantly Taibur is one student of the school damaged in the twin bomb blasts.
On our way through the difficult terrain, we had to cross several rickety wooden and bamboo bridges. We walked through the mountainous terrain, through some paddy fields and saw small hamlet consisting of one or two thatched houses in the vicinity. After trekking on foot for about an hour we reached Muliwara Primary school. The school has been badly damaged by two powerful bomb blasts which took place in the wee hours of February 3. The site is now guarded both by Assam and Mizoram Police personnel. Forensic teams have collected samples from the crime scene. We also witnessed the presence of MHA personnel at the spot. Police and MHA are investigating all angles in this blasts including the involvement of any militant outfit and what type of explosives have been used.
The situation along the Assam Mizoram border remains tense but under control as no fresh incidents of violence reported in the last 48 hours. Additional deployment of police and paramilitary forces have been deployed along the border. The border tension between Assam and Mizoram started in July 2020 which reached its peak in October 2020 and the February 3 twin bombing of the school was the fresh incident of violence.