KMSS Leader Akhil Gogoi was Involved with Maoists, says ADG GP Singh

KMSS Leader Akhil Gogoi was Involved with Maoists, says ADG GP Singh


Guwahati, December 17, 2019:

Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi has been charged with attempts to “spread Maoist functioning” in Assam, informed ADG (Law & Order) GP Singh.

While answering a query on the KMSS leader’s case, Singh elaborated, “Over the period of time, there has been input that Akhil Gogoi and his associates and some unidentified persons have been working in close coordination with the Maoists.”

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The ADG added, “They were trying to spread Maoist functioning in the state of Assam and for this purpose, they had used various parts of the country. On the basis of that information, which was available, we had registered a case in Guwahati’s Chandmari.”

Singh informed that the Police department had received information that Akhil Gogoi and his associates were behind the recent violence that took place in various parts of Assam. The ADG said that they had incorporated the Sections of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and informed the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

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“…After due diligence, the NIA had found the case to be a fit case for investigation and thereafter they took the decision to transfer the investigation on the directives of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to the NIA,” informed Singh.

The ADG further informed that Assam Police would extend full cooperation to the NIA in further investigation on KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi’s case.

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It may be mentioned here that Akhil Gogoi was arrested from Jorhat and then later his case was transferred to the NIA. His arrest came amid the widespread protests in Assam against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Gogoi will be the first individual to be tried as a ‘terrorist’ under the UAPA.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Dec 18, 2019