GOALPARA, Dec 27 - Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi was released from the Goalpara district jail this morning after the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Goalpara granted him conditional bail on Tuesday in a case registered against him at Dudhnoi police station.
Akhil Gogoi was rearrested again by a team of Goalpara police on Saturday last following his release from the Dibrugarh jail after his detention order under the National Security Act (NSA) was quashed by the Gauhati High Court.
Briefing mediapersons, who were waiting outside the district jail, the peasant leader appealed to all the citizens for a hassle-free publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). He also said that the KMSS wants the NRC to be published immaculately so that it will help to detect and deport the Bangladeshis living illegally in Assam.
However, the activist said that the KMSS is committed to launch an agitation statewide and to vehemently oppose the Centre�s move to grant citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshis with the help of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
Expressing happiness over his release from jail, Akhil Gogoi said the various charges framed by the BJP-led government were baseless and that is why the Gauhati High Court has quashed the detention order slapped on him by the government under the NSA. He also criticized the government for abandoning their commitment on basic democracy and trying to throttle democratic movements led by the KMSS.
The police detained a group of KMSS workers at Paikan under Krishnai police station when they were on the way to Goalpara to welcome their leader after his release from the Goalpara jail.
Meanwhile, talking to this correspondent, the district KMSS president Parama Rabha said it was part of a greater conspiracy by the authorities to register a police case against Akhil Gogoi under so many sections when majority of student activists were let off by the police following defacement of a school named after Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, the RSS ideologue, at Amjonga under Dudhnoi PS.