The Gauhati High Court has granted bail to RTI activist and farmers’ organisation Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi in 3 cases.

“The cases in Chabua police station lodged against Gogoi, in which he has been granted bail, are 293/2019, 296/2019 and 307/2019,” Akhil Gogoi’s lawyer Krishna Gogoi told Northeast Now  on Thursday.

If the court grants bail to the KMSS leader in two other cases including one case lodged by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and no fresh case is filed against him, he will be able to come out of the jail.

The two other cases, in which Akhil Gogoi is yet to get bail, are NIA case No 13/19 and case No 1/20 lodged in Chabua police station.

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The RTI activist’s lawyer informed that July 20 has been fixed as the next date of hearing in one of the cases.

KMSS leader Gogoi, who has been in jail for the last 8 months, recently tested positive for COVID19 in Guwahati Central Jail.

He is currently undergoing treatment in Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH).

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Earlier, GMCH superintendent Dr Abhijit Sarma said the condition of Gogoi was “stable”.

He tested positive for the virus, just two days after his samples were found negative for COVID19.

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“There are now no symptoms of Coronavirus in him and he is an asymptomatic patient,” Dr Sarma had said.

Meanwhile, a total of 350 students from across the country have written to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal seeking immediate release of Akhil Gogoi.

Gogoi was arrested by the police and later the NIA for his alleged role in violent anti-CAA protests.

NIA arrested him under the amended Unlawful Assembly Prevention Act (UAPA).

Kalpajyoti Saikia

Kalpajyoti Saikia is Senior Reporter of Northeast Now. He can be reached at: kalpasaikia649@gmail.com