KMSS Chief Akhil Gogoi Arrested on Sedition Charges

Dibrugarh Police has arrested Krishak Mukti Sangram Samittee (KMSS) leader Gogoi at Golaghat on Wednesday for his alleged open call to people to take up arms against the State

Dibrugarh Police has arrested Krishak Mukti Sangram Samittee (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi at Golaghat on Wednesday for his alleged open call to people to take up arms against the State.

According to the police, Gogoi, along with pro-talk Ulfa leader Jiten Duta, had delivered a 'provocative speech' during a mass rally at Moran on Tuesday.

Besides asking the people to take up arms, the duo also allegedly gave communally inflammatory speech, police claimed.

A case has been registered under various IPC Sections including 120 (B), 121 (waging war against the government of India), 124 (A) (sedition) and 153/ 153 (A) (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds) and 109.

A case has been registered under various IPC Sections including, 121 (waging war against the government of India), 124 (A) (sedition) and 153/ 153 (A) (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds).

The rally Gogoi and Dutta had addressed, was organised to protest the Centre's move to amend the Citizenship Act, non-implementation of the Assam Accord of 1985, lack of constitutional safeguards for the protection of indigenous peoples in the state, and a recent incident of attack on surrendered ULFA members in Nagaon.
Akhil Gogoi
Image: Akhil Gogoi


Gogoi has been a vocal critic of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government.

During the past few weeks, Gogoi has addressed a number of public gatherings, where he accused the ruling BJP of spreading the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's agenda in the state, Scroll.in reported. 

He rebuked the state's decision to name colleges in the state after former Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya.

Meanwhile, KMSS activists hit the streets at different places of the state to protest his arrest.

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