HC grants bail to Hiren Gohain

Guwhati, January 11: The Gauhati High Court (HC) has granted bail to literary critic Hiren Gohain against the sedition charge registered against him at Latasil PS.

Firebrand peasant leader Akhil Gogoi and social activist cum journalist Manjit Mahanta were also granted bail by the HC.

It may be mentioned that the police had registered sedition charges at Latasil PS against the trio on Thursday for reportedly supporting the stand on “Independent Assam”.

While addressing a gathering in Dighalipukhuri, Gohain has reportedly said that passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 can lead to the rise of the demand for an “independent Assam” again, as reported in media.

Post the sedition charges several movement bodies along with the opposition condemned the state government’s decision.

In Jorhat, an angry activist today stripped naked infront of the Deputy Commissioner(DC) demanding lifting of sedation charge against Gohain.