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Attack on CM’s Secretariat in Tura in July last year

By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, May 8: The High Court of Meghalaya on Wednesday disposed of a criminal case against State BJP vice president and Tura MDC, Bernard N Marak after the state government submitted that he has not been named as an accused in the charge-sheet filed in the Araimile PS Case No. 17(07)2023.
The case pertains to the violence at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat in Tura on July 24 last year when a mob gheraoed the premises and pelted stones while the chief minister was present inside.
The Court on Wednesday heard PR Paske, counsel appearing for the petitioner and also ND Chullai, AAG appearing for the state respondents.
The AAG submitted that the charge-sheet in the case has been filed and the petitioner (Bernard) has not been named as an accused.He also submitted that there remains nothing to be decided in the instant matter.
The counsel for the petitioner prayed that the matter be disposed of on the basis of the submission made by the AAG.
After hearing both sides, the court observed that the petitioner stands discharged from the allegation made against him in the case. “Hence, this criminal petition has become infructuous and is accordingly closed,” the court noted.

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