File photo of Kolasib district election officer Dr T Arun. Photo: Northeast Now

The controversy surrounding the Brus continues to haunt Mizoram poll officials ahead of ensuing Assembly election in the State.

The Kolasib NGO coordination committee on late Monday has served an eviction notice to Dr T Arun, district election officer accusing him of adding Bru voters without proper hearing.

The Kolasib Joint NGO coordination committee in a statement issued Monday night has served the election officer an eviction notice which they demanded he should comply with latest by 5:00 pm on Tuesday evening.

“The district election officer had added 218 Bru voters and these added voters are residents of the relief camps in Tripura, and we have learnt that they were added to the rolls without any proper hearing by the district election officer Dr T Arun,” the NGO coordination committee said.

The NGO’s statement also said that repeated requests were made to the officer to conduct a proper hearing at the Bru relief camps if he was to add new Bru voters in the roll, and leveled charges against him that he did it without a hearing.

The Bru imbroglio in Mizoram has led to the ouster of Mizoram CEO S B Shashank and Mamit Deputy Commissioner Bhupesh Chaudhary.

Shashank was alleged of taking the Bru sides and seen as the culprit for the exit of Lalnunmawia Chuaungo.

Bhupesh Chaudhary was also alleged of showing soft corner for the Brus during the recent roll revision in Mizoram.

Sangzuala Hmar

Sangzuala Hmar is Northeast Now Correspondent in Aizawl. He can be reached at: sz.hmar@gmail.com

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