Ex-chairman ADC CDL Lhukhosei Zou back to jail; further extension of bail on med ground uncalled for, says Judge

Ex-chairman ADC CDL Lhukhosei Zou back to jail; further extension of bail on med ground uncalled for, says Judge

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Imphal: Special Court (NP&PS) on Friday remanded Lhukhosei Zou @ Sheisei to judicial custody stating that further extension of interim bail on medical ground is uncalled for.

Passing the judgement in the Special Court (NP &PS), Manipur at Lamphelpat, Judge A. Noutuneshwari Devi stated “I am inclined to remand the accused person into judicial custody as extension of interim bail on medical ground is uncalled for”.

Caught in a Rs. 27-crore drug scam, the former chairman of ADC CDL was giver interim bail on May 25, 2020 on medical ground. Following the bail, Lhukhosei was treated at Christian Hospital, Imphal where the doctor suggested complete bed rest for a period of one month.

However, the Judge stated “Spl. P.P. for the State submits that regarding the check-up and

bed rest of the accused person, it may be taken care of by the jail authorities as there are Medical Officers available in the jail complex”.

“I have perused the materials on record including the petition, medical testimonies including the photographs showing the operation of the accused in the hospital. On perusal and hearing, I am inclined to remand the accused person into Judicial Custody as further extension of interim bail on medical ground is not called for.

“Hence, the accused person, Lhukhosei Zou @ Shesai Zou is remanded into judicial custody in c/w the Spl. Trial No. 100 of 2018 and his appearance before the Court in c/w the main case shall be dispensed with in view of covid-19 pandemic and as per guidelines of the Hon’ble High Court of Manipur and since the accused person is in the courtroom, he is handed over to the custody of Ld. Spl. P.P. and the Ld. Spl. P.P. is requested to take necessary step for escorting the accused into jail as per law. Ld. Spl. PP submits to take the accused person in jail with the assistance of S.P. Imphal West. Prayer is allowed,” the Judge passed.

The surety bonds in regards to the Cril. Misc. (B) No. 103 of 2020 stands cancelled, the judge said adding the S.P. Manipur Central Jail, Sajiwa is directed to take necessary action in view of the submission made by the Ld. Spl. P.P. to the Court.

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