HC sets aside Lachit Bordoloi’s detention

GUWAHATI, June 25 – The division bench of the Gauhati High Court comprising Justice AH Saikia and Justice Hareswar Baruah today set aside the order of detention of Lachit Bordoloi passed by the district magistrate, Kamrup (M), Guwahati under National Security Act, 1980 on March 28 this year. Lachit Bordoloi, adviser, MASS and chief coordinator of PCPI and coordinator of PCG was initially arrested on February 12 in connection with Noonmati PS Case No. 46/08 U/S 120B/121/122/124/IPC read with various sections of Arms Act.The district magistrate by an order dated March 28 passed an order for detention of Bordoloi under National Security Act, 1980.Bordoloi filed a writ petition challenging the order of detention and the court after hearing the WP (Crl) Case No. 11/08 pronounced a judgement today setting aside the order of detention dated March 28 passed by the district magistrate, Kamrup (M) and directed that he will be released forthwith if he is not wanted in any other case.Bordoloi was represented before the court by advocates Bijan Mahajon, Arshad Choudhury, Pranab Das and Nayanjyoti Das. PS Deka, Government advocate represented the State government and D Choudhury, advocate represented the Central government before the court.
By Our Law Reporter
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