Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Activist-politician Akhil Gogoi granted two-day parole to visit family

Sibsagar MLA and Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi was on June 25 allowed to go house after nearly 550 days in captivity, however for 2 days.

A particular courtroom of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) granted him 48-hour parole after he wished to visit his spouse and teenaged son in Guwahati and mom in Jorhat, about 310 km east.


The courtroom, nevertheless, turned down his request to meet the constituents who elected him and barred him from assembly the general public throughout his parole.

The 45-year-old activist-politician was arrested in December 2019 for allegedly inciting violence within the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests, main to the loss of life of no less than six folks.

“We had sought permission for Mr. Gogoi’s parole as his 14-year-old son recovered after contracting COVID-19 and his 84-year-old mother has not been keeping well,” the jailed MLA’s lawyer Santanu Borthakur stated.


A police group escorted Mr. Gogoi from the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital to his home in Guwahati’s Chandmari space late on June 25. He may also be escorted to Jorhat after which introduced again.

Priyada Gogoi had campaigned for her son regardless of her illnesses, enjoying a serious position in his victory from the Sibsagar Assembly constituency. Mr. Gogoi was the lone winner from the regional entrance of Raijor Dal and Assam Jatiya Parishad.

The NIA on June 22 discharged Mr. Gogoi in one of many two Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act instances in opposition to him. The courtroom is but to resolve the case with the Chandmari police station.

In May, the NIA courtroom had granted him permission to take oath as the new legislator from Sibsagar within the 126-member Assam Assembly.

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