Gauhati High Court today withdrew all the judges in south Mizoram's Lunglei district following mob violence in court premises yesterday and attached them with the District and Sessions Judge, Aizawl.
The Registrar General of Gauhati High Court H. K. Sharma issued the order withdrawing 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 order also directed Lawngtlai district Senior Civil Judge-cum-Chief Judicial Magistrate Laldinpuia Tlau not to hold circuit court in Lunglei until further order.
The order came after irate mob belonging to Zohnuai locality of Lunglei attacked district court buildings with stones and bricks yesterday and also ransacked the official residence of the Civil Judge.
Local people of Zohnuai gathered in front of the district court demanding to see the face of Stephen Lalchawiliana (26) who was to be produced before the court for allegedly killing C. Lalsawmliana (33) of Zohnuai locality of Lunglei on August 27 night.
The crowd turned into an unruly mob after learning that the accused was already remanded in judicial custody for a further period by holding a camp court inside the District Jail.
Police arrested 17 people for unlawful assembly and they were remanded to judicial custody just before the judges were withdrawn.
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