Akhil Gogoi walks free as court acquits him in last UAPA case | India News

GUWAHATI: Nearly 19 months after being arrested for allegedly inciting violence during the anti-CAA agitation, Assam activist and newly-elected MLA Akhil Gogoi walked out of judicial custody on Thursday after a special NIA court acquitted him of all charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. This was the last pending NIA case against him.
The special court said there wasn’t enough evidence to hold Gogoi guilty of any act of terrorism under the legislation invoked in the case registered against him in 2019.
On June 22, the court had cleared Gogoi of all charges under the UAPA, in a similar case filed against him at Chabua police station. Gogoi’s aides Manas Konwar, Dhajya Konwar and Bittu Sonowal were also acquitted.

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