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Days after arrest, NIA raids activist Akhil Gogoi's residence in Guwahati

Akhil Gogoi is an active leader of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti which is a peasant organization based in Assam

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Guwahati: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti Adviser Akhil Gogoi with KMSS members protest against the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 in Assam, in Guwahati, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (PTI Photo) (
FILE PHOTO: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti Adviser Akhil Gogoi. (PTI Photo) (

The Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted a raid at activist Akhil Gogoi's residence in Assam's Guwahati.

Gogoi was arrested by the Police on December 12 as a preventive measure amid protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 and a case was registered against him.

Subsequent to a police complaint, the case was handed over to the premier probe agency two days later. The court had then sent him to 10-days NIA custody.

Sources in NIA had said: "is in touch with a Maoist group and his arrest is important for conducting a probe. The agency will interrogate him about the links he has with the Maoists."

is an active leader of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) which is a peasant organization based in

First Published: Thu, December 26 2019. 12:35 IST
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