Activist Akhil Gogoi tests Covid-19 positive in Guwahati jail | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: Peasant chief Akhil Gogoi, who was once arrested via the NIA for his alleged position in violent protests in opposition to the Citizenship (Modification) Act ultimate 12 months, examined certain for novel coronavirus throughout the Guwahati Central Prison on Saturday, an reliable stated.
A complete of 55 inmates, together with Gogoi, have examined certain on the prison, forcing the government to factor orders for taking samples of all of the 1,069 prisoners.
Akhil Gogoi tested positive within the antigen take a look at this night. He’ll be shifted to Gauhati Clinical School and Health center (GMCH) now,” inspector common (Prisons) Dasarath Das stated.
The well being officers did 3 assessments of Gogoi — two antigen and one swab take a look at (RT-PCR) — and handiest the ultimate antigen pattern got here certain, Das stated.
Two others — Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leaders Bittu Sonowal and Dhairjya Konwar — have additionally examined certain and are being handled on the GMCH, whilst Gogoi’s fourth affiliate, Manash Konwar, has examined unfavorable, Das stated.
He said {that a} overall of 55 inmates throughout the prison had examined certain up to now they usually have been shifted to a few hospitals within the town.
“After this higher quantity, we’ve now ordered to check all inmates of the prison,” the IG stated.
Civil society teams, eminent individuals and opposition events had been lengthy hard the discharge of Gogoi, bringing up the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gogoi was once arrested on December 12 from Jorhat as a “safety measure” in view of the deteriorating regulation and order scenario within the state all over the protests in opposition to the contentious Citizenship (Modification) Act and his colleagues had been taken into custody later.
Studying ‘Communist Manifesto’, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Lenin’s works, Mao Zedong’s lifestyles, and calling pals ‘comrade’ and greeting them with ‘Lal Salaam’ are few of the grounds the NIA discovered to rate Gogoi and his 3 accomplices with terror actions below the stringent Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act.