A day after the Himachal Pradesh High Court ordered cancellation of SDM office at Janjehli along with sub-tehsil chatri in Mandi district, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday accused the previous Congress government of misleading the court on the issue.

“Whatever has happened in Janjehli of tehsil Thunag of district Mandi was due to the false affidavit filed by the previous Congress government, and the present government has no role in cancellation of the same,” Thakur said.

The chief minister said his government has no role in the cancellation of SDM office at Janjehli along-with sub-tehsil chatri as this was the decision of the High Court in the wake of false affidavit filed by the Congress government of the state. “The present situation was the result of the mismanagement of previous Congress regime,” he said.

He said the Congress government, before issuing a notification, submitted an affidavit containing distorted facts in the High Court. The government would approach the court and would place before it its version as well.

The chief minister also appealed to the people of the area to exercise patience and avoid agitations as the matter was pertaining to judiciary. “The government has full faith in the judiciary and I am sure that the matter would certainly come to its logical conclusion. We are looking into every aspect very closely and will soon come out with a solution,” he said.The chief minister also cautioned the people to be aware of those who were trying to politicise the issue with a motive to create unrest. “We will certainly exercise all possibilities to get Justice done and bring the people out of this situation,” he said.