Court Orders Guwahati Jail To Test Activist, 2 Aides For COVID-19

Assam activist Akhil Gogoi was arrested in a case linked to protests in opposition to the CAA


A court docket of the Nationwide Investigation Company or NIA has directed Guwahati central jail authorities to instantly organize for COVID-19 check for Assam activist Akhil Gogoi and two of his aides.

They’re lodged on the central jail in Guwahati for the previous couple of months in reference to a case linked to protests in opposition to the Citizenship (Modification) Act.

The interim order from the NIA court docket got here after Mr Gogoi’s attorneys approached the court docket with a petition asking for speedy assessments. They stated the well being situation of Mr Gogoi and his aides was getting so unhealthy that they might not even seem for listening to by way of video convention.

The petition stated Mr Gogoi and his two aides are affected by fever, cough and physique ache, that are thought-about signs of COVID-19.

Guwahati central jail has reported no less than two COVID-19 circumstances.

Mr Gogoi’s spouse Geetashree Tamuly had additionally raised the difficulty on social media two days in the past.

The court docket directed the jail authorities to get medical remedy for all of the three prisoners and likewise to ship a report of their well being standing.


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