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Team Anna condemns attack on Akhil Gogoi

Mumbai, July 7 : Team Anna today condemned the attack on  India Against corruption member and RTI activist from Assam Akhil Gogoi by what it called "hooligans reportedly members of the Congress Party". A statement

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: July 07, 2012 12:51 IST
team anna condemns attack on akhil gogoi
team anna condemns attack on akhil gogoi

Mumbai, July 7 : Team Anna today condemned the attack on  India Against corruption member and RTI activist from Assam Akhil Gogoi by what it called "hooligans reportedly members of the Congress Party".




A statement issued by India Against Corruption alleged, the attack was carried out by Youth Congress activists at the behest of Assam Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nilamani Sen Deka, who represents Dharmapur Assembly constituency.  

The statement said, ironically, the attack took place when Gogoi was on a visit to a remote flood affected village.

While Gogoi is recuperating in the hospital, the police is yet to act, the statement said.  

Police, it said,  have only arrested one accused so far, while Gogoi has said that six men attacked him. "This appears to be a mere eyewash to hoodwink the public", says the statement.

Team Anna alleged that "having failed to trouble Gogoi through the state machinery, the Congress party is now brazenly indulging in hooliganism through its goons."  

"These so called torch bearers of democracy are trying to muzzle just voices through brute force.  Gogoi is a prominent and a credible voice against corruption in Assam and those behind the attack were obviously affected by the activist's campaign against corruption", Team Anna said.   

India Against Corruption has demanded a fair probe into the role of the state agriculture minister behind the attack.

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