Akhil Gogoi Produced At NIA Court In Guwahati, Supporters Raise ‘Joi Aai Asom’ Slogan

Akhil Gogoi was arrested in Jorhat amid protests over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act

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Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti leader Akhil Gogoi was produced at an NIA court in Guwahati on January 10th, 2020.

A huge group of supporters assembled at the court premises and raised ‘Joi Aai Asom’ slogan. The supporters protested against Gogoi’s arrest and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Hundreds of Gogoi’s supporters also threw gamusas towards him amidst heavy security.

অখিল গগৈক NIAৰ আদালতত হাজিৰ কৰাৰ পূৰ্বে উত্তেজনা

অখিল গগৈক NIAৰ আদালতত হাজিৰ কৰাৰ পূৰ্বে উত্তেজনা, আদালত চৌহদৰ সন্মুখত কৃষক মুক্তিৰ তীব্ৰ প্ৰতিবাদ, জয় আই অসম ধ্বনি দিলে অখিল গগৈয়ে

Posted by TIME8 on Thursday, 9 January 2020

On December 12th, 2019, Gogoi was arrested in Jorhat amid protests over the contentious CAA. The Guwahati police on the following day registered a suo-moto case against Gogoi. Later, on December 14th, 2019, the state government handed over the case to the NIA.

He was sent to 10-day NIA custody on December 17th, 2019 by a special court in Guwahati and was taken to NIA Headquarters in New Delhi. Akhil has been accused of having nexus with Maoist groups. On December 26th, 2019, NIA court sent Gogoi to judicial custody for 14 days.

Akhil has alleged that he was subjected to extreme torture. The Assam Human Rights’ Commission has decided to take suo moto cognizance of media reports of alleged atrocities on the peasants’ leader.

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