Imphal, Aug 29: Condemning the burning of the Government Advocate office at Old Guwahati High Court complex early Saturday morning, lawyers of the state today staged a sit-in-protest in front of Manipur High Court at Chingmeirong in Imphal.
Around 100 members of the High Court Bar Association of Manipur (HCBAM) and The All Manipur bar Association (AMBA) joined the sit-in protest. All court hearing scheduled today have been postponed as the lawyers went on protest today
Speaking to the media persons, Kh Binoykumar Singh, President HCBAM said that the association strongly condemns the burning of the office of Government Advocate, High Court.
“It is an act of coward” said Binoykumar.
Case records of both pending and disposed cases of over 50 years have been cindered in the arson, he added.
Kh Binoykumar Singh further added that evidences which proved that some people intentionally burnt the case records and other important files kept in the library are found. This showed that some people burnt it to destroy case records of some of the criminals, he added.
Appealing to all the concern not to repeat such incident in the near future, Kh Binoykumar Singh urged the state government to provide security arrangement at all the government offices of each district to avoid unwanted incident in the future.
As time will take to compile all the records and cases which have been burnt down, the association sought for co-operation from the public, also the concern police department to take up the necessary steps to find out the culprits behind the burning of the government office, Kh Binoykumar Singh added.