The Gauhati High Court has taken a significant step towards ensuring justice in cases involving politicians from the northeastern states of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh. In a recent development, the Court has directed its Registrar General to provide an update on the status of these pending cases.

This decision came during a special session presided over by Justice Suman Shyam and Justice Arun Dev Choudhury. The Court’s action follows guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court in November 2023, urging swift resolution of legal matters involving Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

The Court expressed concern over the lack of updated information on these cases, stressing the need for clarity to proceed effectively. Consequently, the Registrar General has been tasked with compiling a report detailing the number of pending cases, their current status, and any stay orders affecting their progress.

This report is not limited to the Gauhati High Court’s main seat in Guwahati; it also encompasses cases handled by its various benches across the region. Additionally, the Court has requested information on similar cases being heard in District Courts and by Special Judges in the mentioned states.

The Court has set a deadline for the submission of this report before the next hearing scheduled for May 31.

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