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MSU leaders surrender before police

Aizawl (www.zoramobserver.com): Six top leaders of Mizo Students’ Union (MSU) including its president RB Lalmalsawma surrendered before police on Thursday following the report of registering criminal charge against them for allegedly storming Chakma House at Hunthar locality of Aizawl on 28 September. The union leaders were, however, released on bail the same day.

As reported earlier, provoked by the alleged physical assault on some of MSU leaders at Chawngte town in Mizoram- Bangladesh border by a group of Chakma youths numbering about 200 on 26 September, some activists of MSU in Aizawl barged into Chakma house in Aizawl on 28 September and sabotaged some materials. They also intimidated the occupants and warned the authority not to entertain any guest in the house.

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Following this incident, six office bearers of MSU, general headquarters, Aizawl including the union president RB Lalmalsawma surrendered before Vaivakawn police on Thursday. Criminal case has been registered against them for offence committed under section 448, 342, 427 and 506 of IPC. The leaders were later released on bail the same day.

Meanwhile, MSU president RB Lalmalsawma told reporters that he along with other five MSU leaders surrendered before Vaivakawn police station as they received information that criminal case would be registered against them for their action.

“We submissively surrendered before the police to avoid further occurrence of problem and violence following the likely arrest of sons of the soil by Mizoram police due to the unbecoming behavior of the Chakmas, who are long staying guests in Mizoram,” he said.

Officials of Chakma house said that no guest has come to the house except one sick person since 29 September. The government has provided security to the house and is being guarded by 2 police personnel and 20 home guard personnel.

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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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