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HC grants bail to Gohain, Gogoi, Mahanta in sedition case

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The Friday

granted interim to Assamese litterateur Hiren Gohain and Akhil Gogoi, and absolute to in the sedition case filed by the over their alleged remarks against the citizenship bill.

Justice H K Sarma granted interim to Gohain and Gogoi against a surety Rs 5,000 each.

He also directed the police to file the case diary by January 22.

Police had filed a suo motu case under IPC sections, including 121 (waging or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against government), 123 (concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war) and 124(A) (sedition), at the station here.

The case was filed on the basis of comments made by the three during a meeting on January 7 to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

The Bill, passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8, seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslims who fled religious persecution in Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, and entered before December 31, 2014.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 17:45 IST