Guwahati: The Leader of Opposition at the Assam Legislative Assembly Debabrata Saikia has filed a complaint before the Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) seeking a high-level probe into the death of Suraj Gogoi.

Debabrata Saikia in a letter to the AHRC said, “I would like to request the AHRC to take a sou motto cognizance of the reports of Gogoi’s death. A probe should be set up to investigate how Gogoi died despite being shot on his leg and whether he was a ULFA (I) linkman or an innocent person.” After Gogoi’s death, even the ULFA (I) hardliner faction denied of his involvement with the outfit.”

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It may be mentioned that Suraj Gogoi was shot by the police during an operation and was accused of being a ULFA-I linkman.

After almost a month, He died at the Assam Medical College Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh following prolonged treatment.

He was a resident of Betbari Tamuli Bazar Changmai village in Sivasagar.

He was shot by a team of Charaideo Police who stated that he allegedly attempted to flee the police custody. He was injured in the left leg by a gunshot and was taken to AMCH in Dibrugarh for better treatment.

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However, the allegation of him being linked to the ULFA-I was denied by the militant outfit in a statement a day after he passed away.

The ULFA-I also stated though he was not a member of their organisation they would refer to him as a martyr.


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