Akhil Gogoi was taken in custody on December 12 in the town of Jorhat in Assam under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA amid widespread protests that took place in Assam over the citizenship law.
Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi was arrested under the stringent UAPA amid protests over the citizenship law, he was sent to 10-day NIA custody on Tuesday by a special court here.
Gogoi got arrested on December 12 in Jorhat under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA amid widespread violent protests rocking Assam. The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader was taken to Jorhat amid tight security and was produced at the court, which remanded him to 10-day NIA custody.
As the vociferous leader was being taken to the court, he shouted at waiting journalists that he was subjected to “prochondo otyochar (extreme torture)”, according to a report.
The NIA registered the following IPC sections of UAPA against him 120(B), 124(A), 153(A), 153(B)
He quotes while he was rushed to courtroom “The agitation must not stop. I appeal to people to continue the protests till the law is repealed”.
Lawyer Shantanu Borthakur mentioned in a statement that the NIA has sought a 20-day custody, but the court granted the 10-day custody to Mr. Gogoi.
The court directed the NIA to provide regular medical checkups of Gogoi and allow his family members and lawyers to meet.