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Magistrate suspended for threatening cops
Published on 10 Mar. 2011 12:46 AM IST
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The district magistrate of Kolasib, Mizoram who had allegedly threatened excise police personnel last year, has been suspended, Gauhati High Court Chief Justice M B Lokur said Tuesday.
In reply to Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla’s query, Justice Lokur said here that the district magistrate has been suspended and would be charge-sheeted soon. The magistrate, during December, threatened and later issued an arrest warrant against excise and narcotic personnel posted at Vairengte check gate for seizing some bottles of liquor allegedly bought for him by his staff.
During the meeting held at the Chief Ministers office, Justice Lokur urged the government to put and promote judicial education in the state and strongly recommended establishment of judicial institute for this matter. This, he believed, would be beneficial not only for judicial officers, but also lawyers in the state.
In response to the Thanhawlas request, the Chief Justice promised to arrange a training at Delhi Judicial Academy for Mizoram judicial officers, which they had done for those of Manipur and Nagaland recently.
Praising the Mizo customary laws, the chief justice underlined the need to upgrade and empower the customary courts.
The Chief Minister informed Justice Lokur about the infrastructural development plans for Aizawl bench of Gauhati High Court.
The Chief Justice also observed that Aizawl district court building is too overcrowded causing disturbances to the court proceedings and advised the state government to solve the problems.

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