Guwahati: A Congress councillor was arrested in connection with the assault on RTI activist and Team Anna member Akhil Gogoi while search was on for five others allegedly concerned in the assault, police said.
In the meantime, the Nalbari district bandh called to protest against the incident interrupted normal life in the area on Saturday.
Gogoi, who sustained injury on his face and waist after being assaulted by bamboos and sharp weapons, managed to reach Nalbari Sadar police station.
He supposed that agriculture minister Nilamoni Sen Deka, representing Dharmapur assembly constituency, where the assault took place was behind the incident and his supporters were involved in his assault.
Gogoi, who is undergoing treatment in the Nalbari Swahid Mukunda Kakati civil hospital and referred to the Guwahati medical college hospital here, has declined to leave Nalbari until the five other accused were brought to book.