Guwahati: The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) chief Akhil Gogoi's hearing was stopped due to internet connectivity issue at the Gauhati High Court on Tuesday. The hearing was conducted through virtual mode via video conferencing. The Justice at Gauhati High Court was unable to hear CV Raju, the advocate of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). They tried twice again, however, were not successful.
Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) amid the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act on December 12. He was sent to the custody of the agency for 10 days. Gogoi was later brought back to Guwahati on December 25 and was kept in judicial custody.
NIA lodged him under sections of 124A, 153A, 153B of Indian Penal Code (IPC). He was also booked under the sections of 18 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act (UAPAA).
Although he was granted bail after 90 days of his arrest as NIA failed to file charge sheet against him. However, he was again arrested on March 19, 2020.
Gogoi's bail plea was rejected on August 7, 2020. Following which he filed a petition in the Gauhati High Court on September 28.
On October 1, Gogoi was granted bail by a special court for his alleged role in the protests of Citizenship Amendment Act.
Ahead of the 2021 Assembly Elections of Assam, Gogoi had also urged the regional parties and the associations of the state to unite for the polls. He urged people to stand together under a single banner than to form 10-15 regional parties.