KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi has been sent to 14-day-judicial custody by an NIA court in Guwahati on Thursday.

Arrested Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi has been sent to 14-day-judicial custody by an NIA court in Guwahati on Thursday.

The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court turned down NIA’s plea for further 10-day custody of Gogoi.

The court has fixed January 10, 2020 as the next date of hearing of the case.

The KMSS leader was brought to the NIA court around 1 pm by a team of the central investigating agency from the office of the anti-terror organisation in Tetelia on outskirts of Guwahati.

Sleuths from the NIA earlier in the day conducted raids at the residence of the peasants’ leader at Nizarapar area and at office of the KMSS at Gandhibasti area of the city.

It is learnt that during the search operation the NIA team seized file containing documents relating to NHPC, Akhil Gogoi’s PAN card, identity card and bank documents.

Akhil, who was leading the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) movement in upper Assam, was arrested by police from Jorhat on December 12.

He was later handed over to the NIA where the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) charges were slapped on him.

He was booked under the Sections 120 (B), 124 (A), 153 (A), 153 (B) of the IPC and Sections 18, 39 of the Act.

A special NIA court on December 17 had sent Gogoi to 10-day NIA custody.

Akhil was flown in from Delhi to Guwahati on Wednesday.

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