A large cache of arms have also been recovered during the encounter.
The proposed Bill envisages imposition of complete ban on transport of cattle outside the state.
Saikia was released at Longwa, in Nagaland’s Mon district, near India-Myanmar border, around 7 am Saturday, officials said.
Gogoi has been in prison since December 2019, after the NIA booked him on charges of sedition and under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) following his involvement in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in Assam.
After testing positive for the novel coronavirus, Das, 68, and his wife, Pinky, were admitted to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital. In the video, which went viral, a helpless Das can be heard saying that no one was attending to them in the hospital.
The chargesheet was filed on March 31 this year under Sections 354, 354A (assault or criminal force to outrage modesty, sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The development comes close on the heels of two kidnappings by the outfit and a grenade blast killing two, for which the militant organisation is suspected.
On the night of May 12, 18 elephants died in the Bamuni hillock in the Kundoli Proposed Reserve Forest under the Kathiatoli range, situated close to the border of Nagaon and Karbi Anglong districts
The banned militant outfit, however, has denied any involvement through a media statement.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who took charge on Monday, had earlier this week said, “Regarding the NRC, our position is very clear. In border districts, we want a re-examination of 20% names included, and in other districts, that of 10% names.”
Terming it an "unfortunate accidental blast", the Assam Police said in a statement that the “grenade may have been dropped mistakenly by security forces during routine movement in the area."
A former president of the state’s apex literary body Asam Sahitya Sabha, Homen Borgohain has written at least 11 novels in Assamese and served as the editor-in-chief of two major Assamese dailies, Amar Asom and Niyomiya Barta.
Wednesday’s order said all shops and commercial establishments will shut at 1 pm and weekly bazaars will not be allowed for 15 days. Earlier, curfew hours lasted from 6 pm to 5 am.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, 52, who held key portfolios in the previous Assam government, including finance, health, and education — succeeds Sarbananda Sonowal as the Chief Minister
Sarma has held key portfolios in the outgoing Sarbananda Sonowal-led Assam government, including finance, health and education, and is also the convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance.
Himanta Biswa Sarma has been arguably the most influential politician in Northeastern India as of now and the BJP’s key man and troubleshooter in the region.
There are about 800 tea gardens in Assam and large-scale Covid spread was flagged up as a cause of concern in 2020.
The development comes after three employees of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) were kidnapped from Assam’s Sivasagar district on April 21.
Assam earthquake: The epicenter of the quake was Sonitpur and the quake occurred at 7.51 am at a depth of 17 kilometres, according to the National Centre for Seismology.
“Every day, forty metric tonnes of liquid oxygen produced by the plant will be exported to Assam using cryogenic tankers,” a statement from the Indian embassy in Bhutan said.
Meanwhile, Kamrup (Metro) district, which comprises state capital Guwahati, declared all education institutions to be closed till May 11. The district has been recording the highest spike in the state — it reported 1,153 fresh cases on Monday.
Mohini (32), Alakesh (28) and Retul (38) — who work in the production department of ONGC — were abducted from a rig site in Lakuwa field in Sivasagar while they were on night duty.
The accused include Biraj Chetia of Banipur, Dibrugarh district, Rahul Mohan of Sepon, Sivasagar district, and Basanta Buragohain of Sadia, Tinsukia district. Buragohain is a constable with the 25th AP(ONGC) Bn.
Police suspect that she was burnt to death by her employers.
As per initial intelligence inputs, the abduction was done for ransom