GUWAHATI, March 28 � The State Government today filed a quashing petition with the Gauhati High Court seeking setting aside of an order of the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup in which it had directed the police to register a case against Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Revenue Minister Prithvi Majhi in connection with the Pranab Boro self-immolation case on February 24.
The State Government also submitted the prayer for expunging the remarks of the CJM, Kamrup against officer-in-charge of Dispur police station.
The CJM, Kamrup (Guwahati) had pulled up the OC of the Dispur police station on March 11 for not registering any case against the Chief Minister and the Revenue Minister based on the FIR lodged by Purnima Boro, wife of Pranab Boro who resorted to self-immolation.
The court took strong exception to the investigating officer Biren Chandra Deka for not registering the case and directed Senior Superintendent of Police (City) AP Tiwari to take stern action against him for refusing to register the FIR in spite of it disclosing commission of a cognizable offence.
Section 154(1) of the CrPC postulates mandatory registration of an FIR on receipt of information disclosing commission of a cognizable offence.
The FIR alleged Chief Minister Gogoi and Revenue Minister Majhi were directly responsible for Pranab Boro, a KMSS activist, resorting to self-immolation on the issue of land patta.
The next date of hearing has been fixed on April 1.