Court hurdles on appointment of new KHADC chief

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Shillong, Feb 9: The Shillong Bench of Gauhati High Court has ruled that the appointment of Cleophas B Syiem as the chief executive member of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council was subject to the outcome of the February 14 hearing.

In an order, passed yesteray, the court said the appointment of Mr Syiem ''shall be subject to the outcome of the writ petition'', filed by former KHADC chief H S Shylla.The court also stated that February 14 was set as the date for disposal of the matter due to the ''urgency of the case'', and as the counsels of both rival parties had agreed to expedite the hearing.

Earlier, Mr Shylla had moved the court against state Government and KHADC chairman Martamlin Pyrbot over the issue of holding the February 5 KHADC special session without prior approval of the Governor.

He claimed that the chairman had breached the Assam District Council Rules, 1951.


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