Sedition case slapped against litterateur Gohain, activist Gogoi, journalist

Updated: Jan 11, 2019, 11:40 IST | Agencies

The Assam Police booked the trio for their remarks against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at an event three days ago; protests continue to rock state

Sedition case slapped against litterateur Gohain, activist Gogoi, journalist
Police personnel detain an activist of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti during a protest rally staged by various indigenous organisations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in Guwahati. Pic/PTI

Sedition cases were registered on Thursday against Sahitya Akademi awardee Assamese litterateur Hiren Gohain, RTI activist Akhil Gogoi and a senior journalist for their comments on the Citizenship Bill, a police officer said.

They were booked by the Assam Police for their remarks against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at an event three days ago, even as the state witnesses protest against the legislation. The administration has also imposed prohibitory orders in parts of the city.

Hiren Gohain
Hiren Gohain

Police suo motu registered a case against them at the Latasil police station here under relevant sections of the IPC — including 124(A) that deals with charges of sedition and 120 (B) dealing with criminal conspiracy, Guwahati Police Commissioner Deepak Kumar told the media.

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