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Assam police have arrested a Krishak Mukti Sangram samiti (KMSS) activist for alleged involvement in violence during anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in Guwahati.

Basistha police arrested KMSS activist Akash Doley from city’s Lalmati area while he was participating in a protest meet against the CAA.

ACP (Basistha) Punam Pegu said Doley’s name was in a list of trouble-mongers involved in violence in the city during the recent mass protests against the Act.

Police also detained four other KMSS members from the same protest meet allegedly held without permission.

KMSS has been at the forefront of the public protests against the CAA in Assam.

Police have so far arrested several KMSS activists including the organisations’ chief Akhil Gogoi and senior leaders Dhairjya Konwar and Bitu Sonowal for their alleged role in violent anti-CAA protests.

Gogoi was arrested by state police on December 13 and handed over to NIA the next day.

After Gogoi, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has now taken custody of Konwar and Sonowal.

On December 16, they were released by a local court on bail.

However, a team of police officials from Basistha police station yet again arrested the duo at the gate of the local court that day itself.

They were to seek bail in that case on January 9 but on January 7, the NIA took their custody from the state police in the same case in which Akhil Gogoi is accused of being a Maoist.

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