A special NIA court in Guwahati on Friday rejected the bail plea of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) chief Akhil Gogoi, who was arrested for his alleged role in a violent protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Assam.
“The NIA court has rejected the bail application. We are yet to study the detailed judgment and find out the cause of rejection. Accordingly, we will move the High Court in next seven days,” Gogoi’s counsel Santanu Borthakur told reporters.
The special NIA court relied on the evidence collected against Gogoi and observed that it cannot be said that the accusations are wholly improbable, said an NIA statement.
KMSS chief Gogoi, who has tested positive for COVID-19, is currently undergoing treatment at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).
He was arrested on December 12 last year from Jorhat by police and later the case was handed over to NIA for probing his alleged role in the violent protest and possible links with Maoist elements.
The hearing on Gogoi’s bail plea continued for 10 days in NIA court, which ultimately resulted in its rejection on Friday.
The case against Gogoi and others is in pre-trial stage for framing of charges against the accused persons.