The Special Court of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Guwhaati on Thursday had sent RTI activist and Assam peasant leader Akhil Gogoi to 14-day judicial custody.

The NIA had produced Akhil Gogoi before the court and sought 10-day more custody, but the court rejected the plea and sent Gogoi to judicial custody.

On December 17, the court had sent Gogoi to 10-day NIA custody.

The premier investigation agency had arrested Akhil Gogoi under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) amid protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and registered a case (no 13/2019) under section 120 (B), 124 (A), 153 (A), 153 (B) of IPC and section 18, 39 of UAPA against him.

A top source of NIA said that, Akhil Gogoi has linked with Maoists. Akhil Gogoi was arrested by the Assam police on December 12 from Jorhat and later handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The NIA team had conducted search operation at the house of Akhil Gogoi and the office of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) on Thursday morning and seized several items, documents, books etc.

A team of NIA had conducted search operation at the house of Akhil Gogoi at Nizarapar area in the capital city of Assam. During the search operation the NIA team had seized as many as 11 documents, files, laptop, printer machine, PAN card, bank passbok and other items.

The NIA team had also conducted search operation at the office of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) in Guwahati.

A top official of Assam police said that, not only Akhil Gogoi, some leaders of KMSS have also linked with Maoists and the KMSS activists were allegedly involved in BJP MLA house attack and public properties attack incidents at Chabua in Tinsukia district during the anti-CAA protests.