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Magisterial inquiry to probe attack on court in Mizoram

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AIZAWL, Sept 25 - Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana today said that a magisterial inquiry would be instituted to probe the incident at Lunglei town in Mizoram where a mob attacked district court buildings, offices and a residential building on Thursday.

Lalzirliana said that the State Government would take stern action against those people found guilty in the inquiry.

Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh had said that the law enforcement mechanism had �failed immensely� in Mizoram resulting in hooligans trespassing the court buildings and ransacking the court offices and residence of court officers in Lunglei.

In a letter to State Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Friday, the Chief Justice said that he was shocked at the untoward incident which could not be accepted at all and was a slur on the administration, reflecting the immense failure of the law enforcement mechanism.

He said that unless a stern action was taken immediately, the incident would encourage future similar adversities.

Earlier, the Gauhati High Court withdrew all the judges in Lunglei district and attached them with the District and Sessions Judge, Aizawl district following the mob violence in Lunglei district court premises.

The order for withdrawing the judges came after a mob belonging to Zohnuai locality of Lunglei attacked district court buildings with stones and bricks and also ransacked the official residence of the Civil Judge.

Attack condemned: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has strongly condemned the attack on court buildings in south Mizoram�s Lunglei district and ransacking of the official residence of a judicial magistrate by a mob on Thursday.

He said on Friday that the withdrawal of all the judges from Lunglei district by Gauhati High Court would have adverse effects on the people of the district and the State Government was helpless as the courts are functioning under the High Court.

Meanwhile, Mizoram Bar Association (MBA) of Lunglei also condemned the act and said that it would stop working indefinitely in protest against the attack on the judiciary.

The MBA said the mob not only attacked the district court buildings but also ransacked the official residence of the judicial officer.

The lawyers demanded that the local people of Zohnuai locality should pay for the cost of the damages to the court buildings and the residence of the judicial officer while also demanding that those responsible for the mob violence should be brought to book. � PTI

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Magisterial inquiry to probe attack on court in Mizoram

AIZAWL, Sept 25 - Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana today said that a magisterial inquiry would be instituted to probe the incident at Lunglei town in Mizoram where a mob attacked district court buildings, offices and a residential building on Thursday.

Lalzirliana said that the State Government would take stern action against those people found guilty in the inquiry.

Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh had said that the law enforcement mechanism had �failed immensely� in Mizoram resulting in hooligans trespassing the court buildings and ransacking the court offices and residence of court officers in Lunglei.

In a letter to State Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Friday, the Chief Justice said that he was shocked at the untoward incident which could not be accepted at all and was a slur on the administration, reflecting the immense failure of the law enforcement mechanism.

He said that unless a stern action was taken immediately, the incident would encourage future similar adversities.

Earlier, the Gauhati High Court withdrew all the judges in Lunglei district and attached them with the District and Sessions Judge, Aizawl district following the mob violence in Lunglei district court premises.

The order for withdrawing the judges came after a mob belonging to Zohnuai locality of Lunglei attacked district court buildings with stones and bricks and also ransacked the official residence of the Civil Judge.

Attack condemned: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has strongly condemned the attack on court buildings in south Mizoram�s Lunglei district and ransacking of the official residence of a judicial magistrate by a mob on Thursday.

He said on Friday that the withdrawal of all the judges from Lunglei district by Gauhati High Court would have adverse effects on the people of the district and the State Government was helpless as the courts are functioning under the High Court.

Meanwhile, Mizoram Bar Association (MBA) of Lunglei also condemned the act and said that it would stop working indefinitely in protest against the attack on the judiciary.

The MBA said the mob not only attacked the district court buildings but also ransacked the official residence of the judicial officer.

The lawyers demanded that the local people of Zohnuai locality should pay for the cost of the damages to the court buildings and the residence of the judicial officer while also demanding that those responsible for the mob violence should be brought to book. � PTI

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