GUWAHATI: The Gauhati High Court is unhappy with the way the Dibrugarh police arrested Akhil Gogoi under the National Security Act three months back. Granting bail to the KMSS leader on Thursday, the bench of Justice Achintya Malla Bujarbaruah said the entire process has some serious lapses which needs to be probed. Justice Bujarbaruah asked chief secretary to institute a probe into the lapses. He said the advisery panel was too late to approve the arrest of Akhil Gogoi under NSA. He further strongly criticized the authority for it's delay in informing it to the Centre. The laid down rule of law was not followed, he said. Then the court, which headed the bail petition for seven days squashed the arrest order helping Akhil Gogoi walk out of the Dibrugarh Central Jail in the afternoon. Gogoi was arrested under NSA after he, at a public meeting, urged the people in Moran to remain prepared for an armed struggle prompting police to register a case against him under NSA.
The overall flood situation seems to have improved following a halt in the incessant rains tha lashed Assam last week. Over 2 people of 335 villages are still reeling under water in Dhemaji.
Death toll mounted to 121 so far in flood and landslides. Another 16 people have been missing. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday visited Nalbari and Barpeta district to take stoke of the situation. He visited a few relief camps and said that there would no drought of funds for relief and rescue works. The chief minister also instructed the district administration to take special care of women and children who have been taking shelter at relief camps.
It’s a glowing tribute to the Sahityarathi Laxminath Bezbaruah. The state remembered the doyen of the Assamese reciting his O Mur Aapunar Desh by one lakh students in as many as 42 locations on Saturday. Courtesy All Assam Students’ Union (AASU). Inaugurating the 150th birth anniversary of the doyen in Guwahati on Saturday, Dr Amarjyoti Choudhury called a genius who had established Assamese as a modern Indian language rich in its literature. AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharyya said that over one lakh students took part in 42 locations across Assam in the simultaneous recitation of his famous poem on Saturday.