Assam: RTI activist Akhil Gogoi arrested

Guwahati, Jun 24: RTI activist, Akhil Gogoi who led a rally against the government for the eviction of people around hill areas has been arrested under several charges - most of them non-bailable, on Jun 24 (today) from the Guwahati press club.              

Akhil Gogoi was arrested for the violence that took place in the protest rally led by him on Jun 22 in Guwahati. He is the leader of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti.

3 state buses and 150 private vehicles were damaged in the police-mob clash.

The rally in Guwahati led by the RTI activist turned violent after police stormed in and lathi charged the protestors killing 3 people including a minor on Jun 22.

Tear gas shells were fired by the police to control the violent protestors. Calling Akhil Gogoi a "political man in the garb of a social activist", Chief Minister, Assam, Tarun Gogoi had earlier said that the RTI activist had a “hidden political agenda".

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