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MSU files FIR against Chakma student leader

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MSU files FIR against Chakma student leader

Aizawl (www.zoramobserver.com): Mizo Students’ Union (MSU) one of the influential student bodies in Mizoram on Friday filed a complaint with Aizawl police station against a Chakma leader, who had allegedly provided false evidence to the court in his attempt to sit for Mizoram Judicial Service (MJS) examination under the Mizoram Public Service Commission.

The FIR filed by MSU assistance general secretary Vanlalliana Khiangte said Dilip Kanti Chakma, president of All India Chakma Students’ Union has applied for MJS as per the advertisement floated by MPSC to fill 16 vacant posts and the Chakma student leader was placed at 212 of the eligible candidate list.

It has been alleged that Chakma approached the Gauhati High Court with forged documents after the MPSC had denied him admit card to sit for Mizoram Judicial Service examination.

Chakma filed online examination form for Grade-3 of Civil Judge Cadre of the Mizoram Judicial Service earlier this year.

As he was in New Delhi, he had asked his brother on May 4 to enquire about the admit card for the examination. However, the Mizoram Public Service Commission (MPSC) declined to issue it to him because it required the actual candidate to collect the admit card and not another person.

“It was because the MPSC had encountered impersonation case on several occasions earlier, the applicant was denied admit card and asked him to collect the same in person for security reason. Disappointed with the commission, Chakma had approached the high court with fake signature with the help of his private advocate Joseph L Renthlei,” MSU said in FIR.

According to Chakma, the MPSC had issued a notification in order for him to collect his admit card within a certain time but he did not receive the information that would have alerted him to collect it. Because he was denied the opportunity to respond and collect his admit card, he asked for consideration and went to court when he was denied.

The petitioner’s counsel had submitted that the petitioner was in Aizawl on May 9 and had left for Delhi on the same day. The petitioner was now expected to arrive in Aizawl that day, i.e. 12 May, 2017. In view of the fact that the execution of the affidavit and Vakalatnama having clearly shown that the petitioner had executed the documents on 11 May, 2017  in Aizawl, which is not supported by the submission of the petitioner’s counsel, this Court finds another added reason, not to allow the writ petition, as the petitioner has not come to Court with clean hands, Justice Michael Zothankhuma said in his judgement.

“Before parting with the case, it has come to the notice of this Court that the affidavit executed by the petitioner was signed before the notary public on May 11, 2017. The Vakalatnama executed by the petitioner has also been signed on May 11, 2017,” the judge said.

MSU president R B Malsawmtluanga said what was revealed before the judge was a matter that attracts a serious penalty under the Indian Penal Code Section 193 a penalty of which is imprisonment up to seven years. The MSU further said such a person who would want to provide false documents to the court is unfit for judicial officer and should be punished.

The student body also castigated Chakma’s private advocate Joseph L Renthlei as a traitor who wanted to sell his community or tribe for money.

 

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Co-Editor, Zoramobserver.com. Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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