The Gauhati High Court has rejected the bail plea filed by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gohoi.

Akhil Gogoi’s bail plea was rejected by a two-judge bench of the Gauhati High Court.

The two-judge bench of the Gauhati High Court that rejected Akhil Gogoi’s bail application comprised of Justice Kalyan Roy and Justice Ajit Borthakur.

Rejection of the bail plea means that peasant leader Akhil Gogoi will continue to languish in prison.

Akhil Gogoi was arrested on December 12, 2019 for his alleged role in violent Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests that rocked Assam from December 11 to December 13 that year.

It has been over a year now that Akhil Gogoi is languishing in jail.

Several organisations have raised their voice against the arrest of Akhil Gogoi and are demanding his immediate release.

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Akhil Gogoi was booked under Section 18 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Moreover, sedition charges have also been lodged against Akhil Gogoi.

Earlier in August last year, a special NIA court in Guwahati also rejected the bail plea of Akhil Gogoi.

The special NIA court relied on the evidence collected against Akhil Gogoi and observed that it cannot be said that the accusations are wholly improbable.

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