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Dimapur lynching: Nagaland CM recommends CBI probe

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Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Thursday said his government has decided to hand over the March 5 Dimapur lynching probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).  Zeliang said the decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet here on Wednesday night.

“We are going to write to the Centre to probe (by the CBI) the incident on March 5, where a mob broke into the Central Jail in Dimapur and killed a rape accused,” he said.  On March 5, an irate mob broke the gate of the jail and forcibly took out a rape accused, who had been lodged in the jail. The mob then paraded him naked and then lynched him.

The state government has so far arrested 55 people for their alleged involvement in the lynching of Syed Farid Khan, who hailed from neighbouring Assam.  Earlier, the state government launched a judicial probe into the incident.