Dharya Konowar being produced in court.

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday again sent Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leaders Bitu Sonowal and Dhajya Konwar to 14-day judicial custody.

Both Sonowal and Konwar were arrested on January 7 and booked under stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) by NIA alleging their links with Maoists.

They were produced before the court amid tight security at the end of their previous 14-day judicial custody on Monday.

The court has again remanded them to judicial custody and directed that he be produced on February 10.

The court in its order said that the family members and counsels of Bitu and Dharya Konowar can meet them in jail and NIA cannot interfere in this regard.

KMSS chief Akhil Gogoi has been languishing in Guwahati Central Jail after the NIA court sent to him judicial custody on December 26.

On December 17, Akhil was handed over to the NIA which arrested him under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

On Friday, the NIA court sent Akhil back to judicial custody for another 14 days and KMSS student leader Manas Konwar, who was arrested on Thursday, to seven-day NIA remand.

Konwar was named in the same case (No. 13/2019) in which Akhil and other KMSS leaders, Dhirjya and Bitu, were arrested.

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