Peasant leader and RTI activist Akhil Gogoi was arrested by NIA for ‘abetting, inciting hatred and causing disaffection towards govt’ during anti-CAA protests in Dec last year
Guwahati: The NIA court in Guwahati has accepted the bail plea of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi on Tuesday against an amount of Rs 30,000.
Gogoi, a peasant leader and RTI activist, was arrested by the NIA for ‘abetting, inciting hatred and causing disaffection towards the government’ during the anti-CAA protests in Assam in December last year. The NIA had levelled charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
He was released as NIA could not file a chargesheet within 90 days and sought additional time period, which the NIA court rejected, said sources.
The activist was arrested from Jorhat on December 12 last year, following which his workplace and residence were raided by NIA.
Ever since his arrest, protests have been taking place across the state and on national level demanding his release. His mother, Priyada Gogoi, had sat on an indefinite hunger strike since December 20 demanding the immediate release of her son but was forced to break her fast on December 22 due to deteriorating health.