Guwahati: Swaraj Party leader and prominent activist Yogendra Yadav has reached Central Jail located in Lokhra Guwahati, to meet Assam’s firebrand peasant leader Akhil Gogoi who was incarcerated during the anti-CAA riots in Assam.
Earlier, Yadav and his aides Apurba Kumar Baruah, and Avik Saha on February 13 filed a petition in the Court of the Special Judge NIA and CBI, seeking an audience with Gogoi and other imprisoned peasant netas.
In the petition, Yadav and his associates stated that “the petitioners are the social activists and well wishers of Sri Akhil Gogoi and others and therefore the petitioners want to meet them at Guwahati Central Jail.”
Meanwhile, Gogoi and other Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leaders Dhaijya Konwar, Bitu Sonowal, and Manash Konwar have been sent to judicial custody for alleged links to Maoists. Akhil and his cohorts have been booked by the National investigation Agency (NIA) and the peasant leader is perhaps one of the first in the Northeast to be booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.