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Gauhati High Court quashes NSA detention of Assam farmer leader Akhil Gogoi

Gauhati High Court quashes NSA detention of Assam farmer leader Akhil Gogoi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Dec 2017, 04:03 am


Guwahati, Dec 21 (IBNS): The Gauhati High Court on Thursday quashed the Assam police’s detention of RTI activist and peasant’s rights leader Akhil Gogoi under the National Security Act (NSA) on September 25 last. 


Following the court’s directive against the detention order issued by the Assam government under the NSA, it seems that the farmer leader would likely to be released from jail soon.

Akhil Gogoi, leader of Assam’s farmer organization Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) has been kept at Dibrugarh jail since September 13 last.

Assam police had arrested the farmer leader in connection with the case (180/2017 under sections 120 (B)/121/124 (A)/109/153/153 (A)/34 of IPC) registered at Moran police station against him on charge of threatening to wage war against the country by allegedly urging the indigenous people of Assam to take up AK-47 rifle to protect their rights.

Gogoi was re-arrested by the Nagaon police from the premises of district judge court in Dibrugarh in presence of a magistrate in connection with a case registered at Jakhalabandha police station (case no 139/2016 under sections 120/120 (B)/147/148/149/435 of IPC) related to the eviction drive in Kaziranga last year.

The state government had brought NSA charges against Gogoi on the basis of 12 such old cases slapped against the farmer leader in which four cases registered each in Nagaon, Lakhimpur, one each in Guwahati, Golaghat, Dibrugarh and Dhemaji.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

Gauhati High Court quashes NSA detention of Assam farmer leader Akhil Gogoi

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