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AHRC notice seeks health condition of Akhil Gogoi

AHRC notice seeks health condition of Akhil Gogoi
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Guwahati, Mar 16 (PTI) The Assam Human Rights

Commission (AHRC) on Monday issued a notice to the Central

Jail, Guwahati asking it to submit a report on the health

condition of peasant leader Akhil Gogoi who was arrested on

December 27 last year for his alleged role in violence during

anti-CAA protests.

AHRC member Deva Kumar Saikia issued the notice after

taking cognisance of a complaint filed by All Assam Law

Student Union Vice-President Debashish Medhi.

The jail superintendent was directed to submit a

detailed report on the health condition of Gogoi, adviser of

peasant body Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), and the

steps taken so far for his treatment within a month of receipt

of the notice.

In his complaint, Medhi said Gogi, who is also an RTI

activist, was suffering from various ailments but he was not

provided with proper food and timely treatment.

He also accused the jail authorities of purposely

caused delay in taking the peasant leader to a hospital which

amounts to violation of human rights.

Earlier this month, a team of doctors visited Gogoi in

the jail following a directive by an NIA court to the jail

authorities to furnish a detailed report of his health

condition after his wife approached the court praying for his

proper treatment.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered

a case against Gogoi NIA under the Unlawful Activities

(Prevention) Act. He is currently in judicial custody.

Gogoi was taken to Gauhati Medical College and

Hospital when he fell ill a day before he and three other KMSS

leaders were scheduled to launch an indefinite fast in the

jail from March one aginst the Citizenship Amendment Act

(CAA). The stir was subsequently called off.

A series of tests were conducted on the RTI activist

in the hospital and was taken back to the jail later. PTI DG

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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