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Manoj Konwar murder case referred to HC
 SONARI, Oct 22 – The Sub-divisional Judicial Court here has referred the matter of murder of MASS activist Manoj Konwar to Gauhati High Court.

 Manoj was murdered on the night of September 22 last by unidentified gunmen at Lukhura-khan village under Sonari PS. Police registered a case U/S 302 IPC R/W 25(1) (A)/27 Arms Act and 10/13 of UA(P) Act and made ULFA extremist Rupantar Kakoty and Ganesh Lahon as accused on the basis of an FIR which was lodged by the brother of the deceased.

Later on the court of SDJM, Charaideo recorded the statement of mother of the deceased Bogitora Konwar and sister-in-law Jutika Konwar who suspected the involvement of police in the case. After going through the statements of the witnesses, SSA Rahman, SDJM, Charaideo, observed that the case should not be investigated by Sonari police in the interest of justice and referred the matter to the Registrar (vigilance) Gauhati High Court for presenting it before the appropriate authority for necessary direction in the matter.

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