Assam, Feb 11: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Raijor Dal President Akhil Gogoi. This was be the first bail plea of Akhil Gogoi to be heard by the Supreme Court.

A bench of justices N V 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 has challenged a January 7 order the Gauhati High Court, which rejected his bail plea in a case related to his alleged role in the violent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) lodged by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Akhil Gogoi was arrested by the police from Jorhat on December 12, 2019 for his alleged role in the violence that broke out during the Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest that rocked Assam in December 2019.