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Government draws flak over Akhil's arrest

Government draws flak over Akhils arrest

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, Sept 14: The Congress party on Thursday came down heavily on the State government over the arrest of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi.

Gogoi was arrested by the police on Wednesday evening on sedition charges for he allegedly instigated people in a public speech to take up arms against the government.

Police allegedly dragged him from inside the KMSS office in towards a vehicle in Golaghat and allegedly refused to agree to his request to wear a shirt hanging nearby. “The way Gogoi was arrested yesterday is a gross violation of human rights. Congress party has differences of opinion with Akhil Gogoi and he was arrested during Congress regime as well but the way police treated him yesterday is unprecedented,” former Minister and senior Congress leader Rakibul Hussain told reporters at Dispur.

Speaking to mediapersons APCC president Ripun Bora said here that Akhil has not taken up arms, he just talked about taking up arms.

“But RSS and Bajrang Dal activist are openly taking arms training. If talking about taking up arms is a crime, then why not taking arms training is a crime. Why RSS activists who are undergoing training have not been arrested,” Bora questioned.

Congress party on Thursday felicitated three newly elected office bearers of Guwahati University Post Graduate Students’ Union (PGSU) at Rajib Bhawan and at Dispur Assembly premises.

Three Gauhati University students leaders—Deepak Bora, David Basumatary and Anjita Paul, who have been elected as Vice President, Sports Secretary and Assistant General Secretary respectively—were felicitated by former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi , APCC president Ripun Bora and Opposition Leader Debabrata Saikia. The trio was backed by Congress in the GU students’ body polls.

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