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Gauhati HC Rejects Akhil Gogoi’s bail plea

Gauhati HC Rejects Akhil Gogoi’s bail plea
File photo of Akhil Gogoi being taken into police custody.
GUWAHATI, JAN 7 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 1/7/2021 12:35:34 PM IST

The Gauhati High Court on January 7 rejected the bail plea of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi, reports The Sentinel Assam. 

Gogoi’s lawyer, Krishna Gogoi speaking to media said, “ We are not sure on what ground the bail was rejected as we are yet to receive the judgement copy.”

 “The hearing started at 10:30 AM and the judgement came against Gogoi now we are waiting for the judgement copy at 12:00 noon, “ he added.

The leader was challenging his conviction based on a case related to CAA riots which took place in December 2019. Gogoi is currently undergoing treatment at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital. 

Earlier, the Gauhati High Court had granted Gogoi bail in three cases filed by the police in connection with the CAA protests. The cases relate to the burning of a circle office, a post office and a United Bank of India branch in Dibrugarh district during the protests in December.

However, the founder of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti still faces other cases by the National Investigation Agency. Gogoi was arrested in December 2019 for leading a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act outside the Jorhat deputy commissioner’s office. 

The NIA said that Gogoi has been booked for “waging a war against the nation”, conspiracy and rioting. 

Meanwhile, supporters of the KMSS leader took to the streets and raised slogans against the BJP led Assam government. It is to be mentioned that students, supporters and other well-wishers of Gogoi were anticipating the release of Gogoi, however, they had to fall back.  Notably, the mother of Akhil Gogoi said, “We do not have fate in the Assam government any more. What was the crime of my son?” 

“The Assam government is scared of him as he is vocal,” she added. Gogoi has been in jail since December 2019 on charges of instigating violence during anti-CAA agitation in Assam.

 

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