Justice Manash Ranjan Pathak granted bail to Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) peasant leader Akhil Gogoi while hearing in bail pleading in three cases registered against the accused in Chabua Police Station of Dibrugarh district of Assam. However, the Court added that he will have to remain in jail until and unless cases against him will not completely disposed of which are lodged by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Peasant leader Gogoi was arrested on May 29, 2020 for allegedly involved in violent Anti-CAA protests, which burnt a post office, a branch of United Bank of India and a circle office and a circle office. Five cases were being lodged by him three of which are filled by Police in which bail is already granted to him, while the other two cases were lodged by NIA for which he was kept in Chabua police station.
Gogoi’s advocate Shantanu Borthakur said that “ Now he has got bail in all cases except the two NIA cases. The hearing in one of these cases will start in the next few days. We hope the Court will grant him to bail. ”
Earlier in the midst of anti-CAA protest Gogoi was arrest on May 12, 2020, by the police as a preventive measure in lieu with the deteriorating public harmony, peace and law and order in the state of Assam. His three colleagues were later on arrested by the police on the very next day.