Sharmila to miss court appearance again


IMPHAL, January 29: Anti AFSPA crusader Irom Chanu Sharmila would once again fail to appear before the Metropolitan Magistrate Patiala House Court complex, New Delhi with the home department yet to sanction her travelling cost.

A a reliable source has informed the IFP that the Anti AFSPA crusader is due to appear before the court on February 3 and 4 but the State Home department is yet to sanction the travelling cost for her trip to New Delhi.

For the periodical appearance before the court, Sharmila is usually accompanied by a medical officer from State Health Services, Nurse, Police personnel and Jail staffs incurring travelling expenses of about Rs 1.40 Lakhs.

It may be noted that Sharmila similarly had missed court appearances on December 15 and 16 last year as the authority concerned did not issued medical certificate for her travelling.


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