A National Investigation Agency (NIA) courtroom on Tuesday cleared Sivasagar MLA Akhil Gogoi in one of many two instances towards him below the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 for his alleged function in violent protests towards the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Assam.
NIA Special Judge Pranjal Das didn’t body expenses towards Gogoi, who was arrested in December 2019, in reference to the case registered within the Chabua police station.
The courtroom additionally discharged his two associates, Jagatjit Gohain and Bhupen Gogoi, of all expenses below UAPA within the case.
Akhil Gogoi, president of the Raijor Dal, was earlier granted bail within the unique case filed on the Chabua police station, which was later transferred to the NIA.
The NIA is investigating two instances, which had been initially registered at Chandmari and Chabua police stations, associated to the alleged function of Akhil Gogoi and his three colleagues within the violent protests.
Charges had been framed towards his third affiliate, Bhaskarjyoti Phukan, however not below the UAPA however below Section 144 IPC (Joining illegal meeting armed with lethal weapon) and the case has been now transferred to the courtroom of the chief judicial Justice of the Peace, Dibrugarh.
The NIA courtroom can be listening to on Tuesday the instances of the Chandmari police station which was additionally transferred to the NIA.
The courtroom had rejected his bail software within the Chandmari police station case in August final 12 months following which he had challenged it within the Gauhati High Court.
After the excessive courtroom rejected Akhil Gogoi’s bail plea, he moved the Supreme Court which determined to not “consider the petition at this stage”.
Akhil Gogoi was arrested on December 12, 2019 from Jorhat, in the course of the peak of the anti-CAA protests within the state, as a “preventive measure” in view of the deteriorating regulation and order scenario within the state and his three associates had been taken into custody the subsequent day.
The instances had been later handed over to the NIA they usually had been booked below UAPA for his or her alleged function within the violent protest and their potential hyperlinks with Maoist components.
Akhil Gogoi turned the primary jailed chief in Assam to win an meeting election this 12 months and he’s at the moment lodged on the Gauhati Medical College Hospital for remedy of his illnesses.
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