Dimapur lynching: HC notice to Centre, Nagaland on PIL seeking CBI probe

The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central and Nagaland governments to file their responses to a PIL seeking a CBI probe into the breaking into Dimapur Central Jail and lynching of a rape accused by a mob on March 5.

PTI| Updated: Mar 10, 2015, 23:41 PM IST

Guwahati: The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central and Nagaland governments to file their responses to a PIL seeking a CBI probe into the breaking into Dimapur Central Jail and lynching of a rape accused by a mob on March 5.

Hearing the PIL, a division bench, comprising acting Chief Justice K Sreedhar Rao and Justice P K Saikia, also directed Nagaland government to provide due security for all prisoners in different jails in the state.

The responses were directed to be filed on the next day of hearing after two weeks.

The PIL was filed by one Rajeev Kalita praying for a CBI investigation into the lynching of rape accused Syed Farid Khan by a mob that had broken into Dimapur Central Jail.

Khan, who hailed Karimganj district of Assam, was arrested on the charge of raping a woman in Dimapur on February 24 and remanded to judicial custody the next day.

On March 5, the mob had barged into the jail, stripped him naked and lynched him.