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Akhil Gogoi's detention under NSA illegal: Gauhati High Court

The detention was challenged before the High Court in a writ petition.

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Akhil Gogoi
Akhil Gogoi (Photo: Twitter)

The Gauhati High today termed as illegal the detention of activist and leader under the National Security Act (NSA).

Justice passed the judgment on Gogoi's detention and that accordingly he was entitled for immediate release if not arrested in any other case.

was arrested on September 13 on charges of sedition and 11 days later he was booked under the NSA.

While addressing a rally in Moran town on September 12, had said if Hindu migrants from were forced upon people from the state would be compelled to take up arms. He was arrested the next day.

The detention was challenged before the High in a writ

The leader has been lodged in since his arrest.

Gogoi has been leading an agitation against the government's handling of the farming crisis in Assam, the building of dams, land mafia and corruption in public life.

First Published: Thu, December 21 2017. 16:10 IST
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