Assam: Anti CAA protester Akhil Gogoi charged with 3 more cases

Assam: Anti CAA protester Akhil Gogoi charged with 3 more cases

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Akhil Gogoi has been arrested ever since the CAA protests peaked and is still behind the bars. He has been detained again. This time he has been charged with 3 new cases.

The 3 cases are registered under the Chabua thana. It includes, 293/2019, 296/2019, 309/2019 constituting vandalism, burning the UBI bank, and demolishing the post office.

Meanwhile, civil society organisation and student communities have opposed the arrest meted out against him since the beginning.

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Meanwhile, Akhil’s family which awaits the return of the activist from jail after months. Akhil Gogoi’s son, Nachiketa, few weeks put his memories of his father and drew a portrait of the anti-CAA leader. Nachiketa’s portrait of his father depicts his father at his fiercest and snarling best, and is reminiscent of his visage during the CAA protest era.

The main question that many stakeholders have asked, is this a ploy to keep him behind the bars till 2021 Assembly Elections?

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