Assam: All paths to Akhil Gogoi's release blocked by CM Sonowal, says KMSS

Assam: All paths to Akhil Gogoi's release blocked by CM Sonowal, says KMSS

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All paths to Akhil Gogoi's release blocked by CM Sonowal and by NIA, alleges the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS). Akhil Gogoi has been kept under prison-like a terrorist so that he can never come out and his bail plea rejected in that regard, the organisation further stated.

Although, Dharya Kuwor, Bitu Sonowal and Manash Kuwor got bail but the Assam govt reopened Sibsagar and Dibrugarh old case so that Akhil doesn't get bail, alleges the organisation.

The NIA court on August 7th, 2020 rejected the bail plea of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act leader from Assam and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) chief Akhil Gogoi. However, KMSS leader Bitu Sonowal and Manash Konwar were granted bail. Manash was lodged in Guwahati Central Jail since his arrest on December 22nd, 2019 (case number 13/19) along with KMSS leaders Akhil Gogoi, Dhairjya Konwar, and Bitu Sonowal. Bitu and Dharjya are also undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at the GMCH.

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Akhil Gogoi was arrested on 12th December 2019, from Jorhat, sent to NIA custody for 10 days in Delhi, and taken back and lodged in Guwahati Central Jail since 26th Dec. KMSS Secretary Dhaijya Konwar and Bittu Sonowal, President of Chatra Mukti Sangram Samiti, a popular democratic student org in Assam, were arrested on 13th Dec and lodged in Guwahati Central Jail.

On 7th Jan, both of them were tagged in the same fake UAPA case with Akhil Gogoi and are currently in NIA custody in Kamrup district. Manas Konwar was arrested on 13th Dec, released later and re-arrested from NIA Court, Guwahati, Assam towards the end of January 2020 being slapped with similar charges under UAPA. Earlier, the NIA failed to file a charge sheet within the mandatory 90 days, which warranted Akhil’s release but he was immediately arrested for other cases.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Aug 13, 2020