Assam's Gauhati High Court upheld the order of the Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court and granted bail to the leader of farmers, Akhil Gogoi, in a case related to inciting violence during the Anti-Civil Amendment Act (CAA) movement in Assam in 2019. Has been done An appeal filed by the NIA is to be disposed of by a division bench of Justices Suman Shyam and Mir Alfaz Ali.
It has been learned that the special court order granting bail to Gogoi was challenged. The HC bench said that "terrorist act" without the intention of causing civil unrest, would not come under the purview of unlawful activity under Section 2 (1) (o) of the UAPA Act. In October last year, Gogoi was granted bail by an NIA special court in Guwahati in connection with a case initially registered at Chaubua police station in Dibrugarh district.
According to the information received, the High Court clarified that attracting the offenses punishable under the Unlawful Assemblies (Prevention) Act 1967, this act should be complained of as a "terrorist act", endangering India's integrity, sovereignty, etc. Were committed with the intention of. Gogoi's lawyer Santanu Borthakur said that the High Court, rejecting the state's plea, has upheld the lower court's order granting bail to Gogoi.