Writ petition tendered on Bar association employee assault case

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    IMPHAL June 22: Following up on an alleged assault and undue detainment of an employee of the Manipur High Court Bar Association by Manipur police commandos on the night of June 9 at Wangkhei Durga Puja Lampak, the association having condemned the incident has been demanding justice ever since.

    Briefing reporters at the association’s office at the Gauhati High Court complex today, president of MHCBA senior advocate N Kumarjeet said that a meeting of the members of the association was held on June 17 last and a sub committee was formed to take up substantive legal action in the regard.

    Following the resolve, a writ petition was tendered to the GHC on June 20 which was subsequently moved today.

    Advocate L Somorendro assisted in forwarding the case at court today, the petition urged the court that the police action is against the rule of law and further to issue a show cause notice in the regard and to register an FIR against the accused police personnel.

    The respondents of the show cause notice are commissioner (Home), DGP of Manipur, SP Imphal East and OC of Porompat police station. The Gauhati High Court in the issued show cause notice to the respondents has mentioned why the case should not be investigated and further to be made returnable to the court by July 14.

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