Akhil Gogoi.
Akhil Gogoi being taken to NIA court. (File image)

The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has sought a report from the Assam Director General of Assam Police (DGP) to submit a report over handcuffing of peasants’ leader Akhil Gogoi when he was taken to court by National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The AHRC on Thursday asked the DGP to file the report on whether the time-honoured guidelines issued by the Supreme Court were followed when Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Gogoi was arrested and produced before the court recently.

Based on a news report about the arrest of Gogoi who was produced before the NIA court under handcuffs, the AHRC also registered a suo moto case.

The district magistrate of Kamrup (Metro) on Thursday ordered a magistrate-level probe into the death of Abdul Alim and Dipanjan Das in police firing during the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

Abdul Alim, who hailed from Barpeta district, sustained severe injuries on December 12 during firing in Lalunggaon area here amid the protests.

He succumbed to his injuries at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on December 15.

Amid the massive public protests against the Act, 18-year-old Dipanjal Das from Chaygaon sustained bullet injuries at Lachit Nagar here on December 12 and died the same day at the GMCH.

The district magistrate entrusted additional district magistrate Manoj Kumar Sikaria to probe the death of Abdul Alim and asked him to submit his findings within 15 days.

Additional district magistrate Bipul Kumar Das has been entrusted to probe the death of Dipanjal Das and has been asked to submit the findings within 15 days.


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