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Renowned judge of Mizoram and former presiding officer of Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) Khiangte Lal Liana well known as K L Liana passed away at his residence in Aizawl’s Tuikual North on Monday afternoon after battling with cancer for about 20 years.

He was 67.

He is survived by his wife and four children.

The lawyer was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) cancer in 2000.

Since then he has been undergoing treatment in several hospitals.

Later he was found suffering from respiratory problem and ulcer.

His condition deteriorated from June 25 and finally breathed his last on Monday.

After he had graduated in Arts, K L liana was appointed as an additional magistrate of the additional subordinate district council court, Tlabung in Lunglei on 1983 without obtaining a degree in law.

When Aizawl Law College was opened in 1983, he got himself admitted in the college and obtained a law degree in 1989.

When the Mizoram government implemented the separation of judiciary from the executive, KL Liana was appointed additional district and session judge in Aizawl in September 2008 and was promoted to district and sessions judge, Aizawl judicial district in April 2013.

He was exalted to the selection grade district and sessions judge in June 2013.

He was promoted to the post of member cum president officer of the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) in March 2014 and also held the post of judge of the special court under the ND&PS Act, 1985.

He retired on superannuation from the post of the presiding officer of MACT in December 2019.

He was laid to rest on Monday.

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