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Working at lower court paralyzed in Manipur
Correspondent IMPHAL, NOV 3:
Published on 3 Nov. 2009 11:54 PM IST
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Normal working in lower courts were paralyzed on Tuesday as lawyers ceased work and staged a sit-in protest demanding safe release of their colleague, advocate Manoharmayum Ibotombi Sharma kidnapped by some suspected militants. Police suspect the advocate was kidnapped by some suspected militants 10 days back related with extortion demand. A police officer hinted that the abduction was related to a militant outfit demanding Rs 15 lakh. He however refused to disclose the particulars of the outfit. The senior advocate, Ibotombi was kidnapped on October 25 with his Maruti Car. Family members said he failed to return home after he went out to repair his vehicle. Earlier, lawyers of high court had staged a sit-in protest on October 30 last demanding unconditional and safe release of the advocate on humanitarian ground. Today, lawyers ceased court work of the day and staged the sit-in protest under the banner of the All Manipur Bar Association (AMBA). The protest will continued till Wednesday, according to the general secretary of the association. Participants in the sit-in protest in front of the Cheirap Court, Imphal appealed to the abductors to release their colleague considering the service of the legal fraternity.

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