The acquittal of former Chandel ADC chairman Lhukhosei Zou in the 2018 multi-crore drug haul case has triggered widespread protests from different CSOs and Meira Paibi organisations. While the protestors have been demanding that the government should appeal to a higher court against the judgement and re-investigate the case, there has been no official statement yet from the government side.
Despite the relentless protests demanding the state government to reinvestigate and approach the higher court against the acquittal of former Chandel ADC chairman Lhukhosei Zou by an ND&PS court in the 2018 multi-crore drug haul case, the state government is yet to reveal its stand further stoking resentment among people.
Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) East District Committee and Meeyam gi Yaipha Nupi Lup on Saturday staged a sit-in at Social Worker Congress Club ground in Khongman.
One of the woman protesters said that people are against the acquittal of Lhukhosei Zou and convicting his driver of just 30 years of age who earn a mere Rs 10,000 per month as “scapegoat”. “A big collusion cannot be ruled out,” she added.
She further asserted that the government’s “War on Drugs” should be meaningful. Their words and actions should match in the fight against the menace of drugs and save society, she added, and assured that the people will support further campaigns by CADA against drugs.
CADA vice president Dipanjit Ningthoujam also delved into the issue, the release added.
Protestors also shouted slogans including “We are against the acquittal of Lhukhosei Zou”, “Don’t let War on Drugs become a joke”, “Save the youth”, amongst others.