Lal Thanhawla asked to appear in court on March 28


Aizawl, March 16: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has been summoned to appear at Serchhip CJMS’s court on March 28 on the alleged charges of issuing false affidavits before magistrates.
Lalhriatrenga Chhangte, deputy controller of mines at Indian Bureau of Mines, Kolkata accused Thanhawla of issuing false affidavits before magistrates while filing his nomination papers.
Chhangte alleged that though CM Lal Thanhawla owns a landed property at New Town in Kolkata, he failed to mention this in the affidavit while filing his nominations on 8th November, 2013.
The controversial issue of Lal Thanhawla withholding information regarding the ownership of property and his age in his affidavits came to light last November when Chhangte accused him of doing so in his social media post. Chhangte filed a complaint to the Election Commission of India (ECI) November last against the chief minister of Mizoram, the ECI instructed the complainant to lodge a compaint at Serchhip district, from where Lal Thanhawla was elected.
Langaihmawia Zote, Chief Judicial Magistrate at Serchhip District court, in reaction to the case, has filed a criminal complaint no 1/2018 U/S 190 r/w Section 200 of CrPC against the Chief Minister on January 17, 2018. (Agencies)