The situation is chaotic at Mizoram following the mob attack at Lunglei Court and the withdrawal of all judges from there. Now, Ajit Singh, Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court will visit Mizoram soon to monitor the situation.
A Mizoram Law Department official informed, ‘Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh would visit Mizoram on October 5 to study the situation arising out of the mob attack in Lunglei District and Sessions Court on September 22. After the incident, the High Court Registrar General had withdrawn all the three judges of the court.’
‘The Mizoram government requested the Gauhati High Court Chief Justice to rescind the order withdrawing the judges. The Chief Justice, in a letter to Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, assured to consider the request’ he added.
The mob attack
A mob had attacked the Lunglei district court buildings on September 22. The mob had also ransacked the official residence of a civil judge, after a 26 year old youth was produced before the court. The youth had allegedly killed another youth in the Zohnuai locality of Lunglei district. The crowd had demanded to see the accused. However, police turned down the demand leading to the mob attack.