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Meghalaya on the verge of separating Judiciary from Executive

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Shillong, Mar 5 (UNI) In compliance with the apex court's instruction, the Meghalaya Government has made a step forward by arriving at a board agreement with the Gauhati High court for separation of judiciary from executive.

However, the details of the final process were yet be worked out.

The development took place following a meeting between the Chief Minister D D Lapang and Gauhati High Court Justice Mr B S Reddy at the former's residence last evening.

After a lengthy discussion, they arrived at the ''broad agreement'' of separating the two and decided to meet again before taking a final step on the matter.

Mr Lapang said details of modalities would be worked out before the next round of talks.

Official sources today said the date of the next meeting was yet to be fixed.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had upheld the Gauhati High Court's order for separation of judiciary from executive in Meghalaya based on a petition filed by a prominent counsellor Subhasish Chakrabarty.

The Apex court served a deadline of one month to the state government to file its report on the matter.

Meghalaya is among the four states in the country, including Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, where separation of judiciary from executive did not take place.

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