Failure to appear before Patiala Court was state govt`s fault: Sharmila

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IMPHAL, December 15: Hunger striker Irom Chanu Sharmila was today produced before the Judicial Magistrate 1st class Imphal East Lamphel at around 11:30 am which is also her 2nd physical presence in the court in the month of December.

Speaking to the media person outside the courtroom she said her failure to appear before a Metropolitan Magistrate at Patiala House, New Delhi some months back was due to the failure of the state government to provide funds for her appearance.

She further said that she personally wanted to appear in the Patiala Court; and it is not her fault that she has been held contempt by the court, she added.

Meanwhile, she has been remanded for judicial custody for another 15 days by the magistrate.

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