NIA raids Akhil Gogoi's residence in Guwahati

DN Bureau

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted a raid at activist Akhil Gogoi's residence in Assam's Guwahati.

Akhil Gogoi being taken into NIA's custody
Akhil Gogoi being taken into NIA's custody

Assam: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted a raid at activist Akhil Gogoi's residence in Assam's Guwahati.

Gogoi was arrested by the Assam Police on December 12 as a preventive measure amid protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 and a case was registered against him.

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Subsequent to a police complaint, the case was handed over to the premier probe agency two days later. The court had then sent him to 10-days NIA custody

Sources in NIA had said: "Akhil Gogoi is in touch with a Maoist group and his arrest is important for conducting a probe. The agency will interrogate him about the links he has with the Maoists."

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 Gogoi is an active leader of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) which is a peasant organization based in Assam. (ANI)

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