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Lhukhosei Zou case: People may launch intense agitation, warns CADA


CSOs and Meira Paibi organisations have been protesting against the acquittal of Lhukhosei Zou and six others by an ND&PS court on December 17 in multi-crore drug seizure case.

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Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) vice-president Ningthoujam Doren has warned that there might be an intense agitation by the people, unprompted, if the Manipur government remained unfazed by the democratic protests demanding an appeal to a higher court and re-investigation in the 2018 multi-crore drug haul case.

CSOs and meira paibi organisations continued to protest against the acquittal of Lhukhosei Zou and six others by an ND&PS court on December 17  and convicting two individuals whom the protestors are terming a mere scapegoats. Doren was speaking on Thursday at a sit-in held at Wabagai Awang Leikai, Kakching district, jointly organised by Wabagai Awang Leikai Women Development Organisation and CADA, a release said.

Doren further said that the acquittal of Lhukhosei Zou from whose official quarter a huge amount of drugs were seized, is a major defeat for the government and it should be ashamed of it. The people suspected that there has been collusion since the beginning of the Investigating of the case because of incidents such as loss of drug samples and attempt to manipulate the chargesheet, he added.

The release further said that a sit-in was also held at Wabagai Tera Urak jointly by Wabagai Tera Urak Meira Paibi Lup and CADA against the acquittal of Lhukhosei Zou. CADA secretary organisation Mayengbam Budhi addressed the gathering about the issue.

Slogans like “Punish Drug Smugglers”, “Eradicate Drugs completely from the state”, “Don’t make War on Drugs a joke”, amongst others were also shouted at the end of the protests, it added.

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