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Fact Check- Akhil Gogoi Has Not Tested Positive For COVID-19, Guwahati Central Jail IGP Confirms

Guwahati: There have been various reports circulating in the media on Thursday morning that Akhil Gogoi has tested positive for COVID-19.

Akhil Gogoi is currently in judicial custody in Guwahati Central Jail for more than 200 days now because of his role in the anti-CAA agitation.

However, Dasarath Das, Inspector General of Prisons (IGP), put a rest to those reports. Speaking exclusively to Headline8, Mr. Das informed that Akhil Gogoi tested negative in a rapid test yesterday. He also went to say that the Jail Authorities have not received any reports from the health department confirming that Gogoi has tested positive for the novel Corona Virus. He claimed that the report circulating in the media is false and the jail authorities have no knowledge of that.

Meanwhile, IGP Das confirmed that Akhil Gogoi’s two associates Bitu Sonowal and Dharjya Konwar had tested positive for the deadly virus yesterday.


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