Naga Club issue: HC quashes FIR filed by NSF


The Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court has quashed the FIR filed by the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) at Kohima North PS following the vandalisation of its office at Naga Club building in May this year.

In an order on September 26, Justice Kardak Ete maintained that the allegation made in the FIR did not disclose the commission of any offence and made out a case against the petitioner as the demolition and removal of the debris by the engaged persons of the petitioner could not be said to be an act of vandalising of public property, much less criminal trespass.

“Moreover, after the filing of the FIR, the petitioner and the respondent No. 2 have resolved the issue as the same is out of sheer misunderstanding between the parties.
It is also noticed that the informant/respondent No. 2 has sought for withdrawal of the FIR by himself though the permission to withdraw the FIR is permissible or not under the law is a different issue altogether,” the order stated.

It may be recalled that the NSF in June this year informed that it had withdrawn the FIR lodged with police pertaining to the vandalism of its office at Naga Club building with immediate effect.

NSF president Kegwayhun Tep and general secretary Siipuni Ng Philo said that the federation, after due consultations with seniors, federating units and sub-ordinate bodies decided to withdraw the FIR with immediate effect.

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