Sit-in protest continues

Expressing the need for a retrial at a higher Court following the acquittal of former ADC Chairman, Lhukhosei Zou and all those involved in Phoudel drug case, the Women’s Social Welfare Association and Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) Unit jointly staged a sit-in protest at Wangkhei Angom Leikai in Imphal East district today.
Addressing media persons, Dipanjit Ningthoujam, vice president CADA raised questions against the motive of the Government for not taking the case to a higher Court.
He also expressed concern over the increasing cases of drug abuse in the State.
Dipanjit Ningthoujam appealed to the Government to take the case to a higher Court and award befitting punishments to those involved in the drug case.
Slogans including 'do not demean war on drugs', 'award befitting punishments to drug smugglers' etc were raised at the end of the protest.