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HC pulls back magistrates in Mizoram

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AIZAWL, Sept 23 - Swiftly reacting to an attack on a district court in southern Mizoram�s Lunglei town on Thursday, the Gauhati High Court has transferred all the magistrates in the district to the State capital Aizawl.

Taking a serious note on the attack on the Chief Judicial Magistrate�s court and his residence by a mob, the High Court late on Thursday evening issued an order for transferring all the three judicial officers in the district � district & session judge R Thanga, additional district & session judge Helen Dawngliani and chief judicial magistrate R Malsawmdawngzuala, from Lunglei.

The HC also barred senior civil judge and chief judicial magistrate of the neighbouring district Lawngtlai from holding circuit court in Lunglei.

An angry mob from Zohnuai locality in Lunglei on Thursday attacked the CJM court and his official residence after the court refused to produce a murder accused before them.

Hundreds of residents of Zohnuai gheraoed the court premises demanding �to see� a youth, who allegedly killed a resident of Zohnuai on August 27.

Later, the mob started pelting stones at the court, damaging window panes and later ransacked the official residence of the CJM. Lunglei police have so far arrested 14 people in connection with the attack.

Mizoram Bar Association, Lunglei sub-headquarters, has issued a statement strongly condemning the attack on the court, terming it as �barbarous acts.� It demanded the people of Zohnuai to pay for the damages. The Bar Association also decided to abstain from court cases as a mark of protest.

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HC pulls back magistrates in Mizoram

AIZAWL, Sept 23 - Swiftly reacting to an attack on a district court in southern Mizoram�s Lunglei town on Thursday, the Gauhati High Court has transferred all the magistrates in the district to the State capital Aizawl.

Taking a serious note on the attack on the Chief Judicial Magistrate�s court and his residence by a mob, the High Court late on Thursday evening issued an order for transferring all the three judicial officers in the district � district & session judge R Thanga, additional district & session judge Helen Dawngliani and chief judicial magistrate R Malsawmdawngzuala, from Lunglei.

The HC also barred senior civil judge and chief judicial magistrate of the neighbouring district Lawngtlai from holding circuit court in Lunglei.

An angry mob from Zohnuai locality in Lunglei on Thursday attacked the CJM court and his official residence after the court refused to produce a murder accused before them.

Hundreds of residents of Zohnuai gheraoed the court premises demanding �to see� a youth, who allegedly killed a resident of Zohnuai on August 27.

Later, the mob started pelting stones at the court, damaging window panes and later ransacked the official residence of the CJM. Lunglei police have so far arrested 14 people in connection with the attack.

Mizoram Bar Association, Lunglei sub-headquarters, has issued a statement strongly condemning the attack on the court, terming it as �barbarous acts.� It demanded the people of Zohnuai to pay for the damages. The Bar Association also decided to abstain from court cases as a mark of protest.

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