This Article is From Jul 07, 2012

Akhil Gogoi, Team Anna member, allegedly attacked by Congress workers

Akhil Gogoi, Team Anna member, allegedly attacked by Congress workers
Nalbari, Assam: RTI activist and Team Anna member Akhil Gogoi was attacked yesterday and critically injured by suspected youth Congress activists in Assam's Nalbari district. One person has now been arrested.

Mr Gogoi, who had gone to Punni village in Dharmapur area of the district to take stock of the flood situation, was allegedly attacked with sticks and other sharp weapons, the police said.

Mr Gogoi then filed an FIR at the Nalbari police station alleging that the attack was carried out by six youth Congress activists at the behest of Assam Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nilamani Sen Deka who represents Dharmapur assembly constituency.

"They were Congress's goons. I know the names of the assailants. One of them is Pappu Ali who is joined the Youth Congress . They made repeated attacks on me and they were taking the name of Nilamani Sen Deka," he said.

Mr Gogoi, who is also the Secretary General of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), received head injuries. Profusely bleeding, he was admitted to the Nalbari Civil Hospital in a critical condition.

Mr Gogoi has been pushing for the Right to Information Act in Assam and is often seen being critical of the Congress government in the state.

The police have launched an investigation into the incident.