The Gauhati High Court has withdrawn all the judges from the District and Sessions Court of Mizoram’s Lunglei district. This has been following mob violence in the court premises recently, an official said here on Saturday. After a mob attack on the district court buildings with stones on Thursday, Registrar General of the Gauhati High Court H.K. Sharma issued an order on Friday, withdrawing the three judges of the Lunglei District and Sessions Court.
The judges withdrawn are Lunglei District and Sessions Judge R. Thanga, Additional District and Sessions Judge Helen Dawngliani and Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate First Class R. Malsawmdawngzuala.
The official said that the Registrar General also asked Lawngtlai district Senior Civil Judge-cum-Chief Judicial Magistrate Laldinpuia Tlau not to hold any circuit court in Lunglei district (in western Mizoram) until further orders from the high court. A mob attacked the Lunglei district court buildings on Thursday and ransacked the official residence of a civil judge after a 26-year-old youth was produced before the court by police for allegedly killing another youth in Zohnuai locality in Lunglei district on August 27. Before attacking the court, the crowd had demanded to see the accused youth, but police had turned down their demand. Police arrested 17 people in connection with the violence and remanded them to judicial custody.