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NIA offered instant bail if I agreed to join BJP or RSS: Jailed Akhil Gogoi

In a letter from jail which was released by newly floated Raijot Dal, Gogoi stated that he was mentally and physically tortured in the prison cell by the NIA interrogators.

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Guwahati: Jailed Anti-CAA activist Akhil Gogoi, who is contesting assembly elections in the Assam assembly elections have alleged that he was offered instant bail by NIA officials if he would be agreed to join BJP or RSS.

In a letter from jail which was released by newly floated Raijot Dal, Gogoi stated that he was mentally and physically tortured in the prison cell by the NIA interrogators.

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The peasant leader was taken to Delhi on December 18, 2019 without the Court’s permission, in his letter Gogoi said.

“At the NIA headquarter, I was lodged in lockup no 1 and was given only one dirty blanket. I slept on the floor in 3-4 degree celsius of temperature,” he claimed.

During interrogation, the NIA officials offered him instant bail if he joined the RSS, the letter claimed.

“When I was arguing against the insulting offer, they came out with another proposal of joining the BJP. They said I could contest the assembly against a vacant seat and become a minister,” Gogoi claimed.

The RTI activist also alleged that he was offered Rs 20 crore to start an NGO by leaving the peasant body Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and work against conversion of Assamese people into Christianity.

“When I did not accept any of their proposals, they offered me a meeting with the chief minister and an influential minister of Assam. I turned down that too,” Gogoi said.

He alleged that when he accepted none of the NIA offers, he was called a “disobedient citizen” and charged in extreme cases.

Gogoi was admitted to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital for treating COVID-19 and remains there for other ailments.

The NIA had arrested him in December 2019 for his alleged role in violent anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests.

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