Akhil Gogoi was arrested by the NIA in December 2019
The NIA had arrested Gogoi in December 2019 for his alleged role in violent anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests. Credit: File image

Guwahati: The Gauhati High Court granted bail to peasant leader and leading RTI activist Akhil Gogoi in three cases pending against him on Thursday.

Gogoi, who is in Guwahati Central Jail, and will continue to be at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) due to the COVID-19 as two cases under the National Investigation Agency (NIA) are still pending against him.

The high court bench of Justice Manash Ranjan Pathak granted him the bail in three cases pending against him at the Chabua police station.

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The cases pending against the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader at Chabua police station, in which he got the bail, were 293/2019, 296/2019 and 307/2019.

The two other cases, in which Gogoi is yet to get bail, are NIA case No 13/19 and case No 1/20. Both the cases are pending at Chabua police station.

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The NIA court will hear arguments in both the cases on July 21.

Meanwhile, the condition of Gogoi, who is getting treatment at the GMCH for testing COVID-19 positive, is reported to be stable.

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