Guwahati/ 15th September’2017 (Prag News Desk):Krishak Mukti Sangram Samitee (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi has been arrested by Dibrugarh police wednesday from his Chanmari residence at Golaghat.
According to sources,the leader has been remanded to four day police police custody on charge of sedition by the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate .
The KMSS leader during a public meeting said that the path of an armed struggle would have to be adopted if the rights of the indigenous people were infringed upon by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government
Akhil was seen thoroughly criticising the BJP led government both in center and in state over their attempt to accommodate the Hindu Bangladeshis in Assam, for failing to implement the Assam Accord and also for not protecting the constitutional rights of the indigenous people, etc.
Akhil mentioned in the meeting that if required they would have to pick up AK-47 rifles as the government has been trying to deny the constitutional rights to the indigenous people.
Superintendent of Police Gautam Bora said that Akhil’s pronouncement on picking up rifles is a serious case of sedition and incitement and therefore, police had to arrest him.
The KMSS leader allegedly was not even allowed to put on proper cloths, when the police arrested him. He was brought to the court from behind the Sadar PS as a large number of his supporters had crowded the entrance of the police station.
His arrest has triggered massive protest around the state, where the protesters were seen demanding his immediate release.
One Pradip Haloi was immediately arrested by police after their protest led to a road blockade on NH 37.
Several organisations like the Mottock Yuba Chatra Sanmilan, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad, Asam Jatiyatabadi Yuba Parishad, Chatra Mukti Sangram Samity, Gana Mukti Sangram Samity, Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union, Tai Ahom Yuba Nari Santha, Asam Surakhya Sena and Muslim Yuba Parishad were staging their protest in front of the Popice S here demanding his unconditional release.