SC rejects activist Akhil Gogoi's bail plea in anti-CAA protests case

The Supreme Court denied bail to activist Akhil Gogoi, who is lodged in jail for his alleged role in the violent anti-CAA protests in Assam.
SC rejects activist Akhil Gogoi's bail plea in anti-CAA protests case
Akhil Gogoi.Image from Wikimedia

NEW DELHI:

The Supreme Court denied bail to activist Akhil Gogoi, who is lodged in jail for his alleged role in the violent anti-CAA protests in Assam.

A bench of justices NV Ramana, Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose dismissed Gogoi's bail plea, saying, "We will not consider the petition at this stage."

The bench, however, told advocate Runamoni Bhuyan that the petitioner may approach the top court for bail once the trial starts.

Gogoi was arrested amid statewide protests against the contentious CAA in December 2019 and has been in jail since then, booked in multiple cases including charges of sedition and provisions of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

(With inputs from PTI)

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