The Dibrugarh Police arrested Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti leader Akhil Gogoi on charges of sedition on Wednesday. He was arrested for his speech about an armed struggle in Assam’s Moran town on Tuesday. He has also been accused of spreading religious animosity, police said.
It may be mentioned that on Tuesday a meeting (Bishal Gana Samabesh) was organised by some organisations led by one Debajit Barua and his associates in protest against the issue of Citizenship Amendment Act,2016; non implementation of Assam accord; not providing constitutional right and protection of indigenous people of Assam; issue of land patta and incident of attack on Assamese people in Nagaon etc. at Bamunbari Tea Garden play ground.
During his speech, Gogoi is believed to have said that if Hindu migrants from Bangladesh were forced upon Assam, people from the state would be forced to take up arms. In 2016, the Union government proposed to amend the Citizenship Act to grant citizenship to people without valid documents belonging to minority communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of residence in India
On receipt of the FIR, O/C Moran P.S, registered a case u/s 120(B) /121/124(A)/109/153/153(A)IPC. and investigation is on.