Kokrajhar Police Quizzes Akhil Gogoi For Making ‘Anti-National’ Remarks

KMSS advisor Akhil Gogoi speaking to media persons in Kokrajhar on April 14, 2019
KMSS advisor Akhil Gogoi speaking to media persons in Kokrajhar on April 14, 2019. Photo: TIME8
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Kokrajhar, April 14, 2019

The Kokrajhar police on April 14th, 2019 quizzed Assam firebrand leader and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) advisor Akhil Gogoi’s for allegedly making “anti-national” remarks in a public meeting at Salakati in Kokrajhar district. His statement was also recorded by the police.

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On March 24th, 2019, Gogoi had allegedly made “anti-national” statements in a public meeting organised by the All Bodo Minority Students’ Union (ABMSU).

Gogoi said, “The allegations are false and intentionally brought against me. No anti-national comments were made in the meeting. We wanted justice for ABMSU president Lafikul Islam Ahmed who was shot dead on August 2nd, 2019.”

Ahmed was shot dead in Kokrajhar by unidentified assailants in Assam’s Kokrajhar district. Two motorcycle-borne assailants opened fire from an AK-47 rifle at Ahmed while he had gone to buy tiles at a shop in Titaguri Market, killing him on the spot and seriously injuring the shopkeeper.