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Akhil Gogoi remanded to judicial custody for 10 days

Gogoi was arrested by the National Investigation Agency from Jorhat on December 12 when large scale protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act was rocking Assam under the stringent UAPA.

Published: 26th December 2019 07:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th December 2019 07:08 PM   |  A+A-

Akhil Gogoi

Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi (File Photo | PTI)

By PTI

GUWAHATI: A special NIA court here Thursday remanded peasant leader Akhil Gogoi, who had been arrested by the agency, to judicial custody for 14 days.

The special court also turned down NIA's plea to extend his custody for 10 days.

He was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from Jorhat on December 12 when large scale protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act was rocking Assam under the stringent Unlawful(Actvities) Prevention Act.

Earlier in the day the NIA searched the residence of Gogoi, who is also an RTI activist, at Nizarapara area here and seized several documents and a laptop computer, officials said.

The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader, whose NIA custody was to end on Friday, was brought from New Delhi and produced before the court here.

Gogoi was instrumental in mobilising protests across several districts in upper Assam against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

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