Respondents failed to appear in hearing of WP against HC

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IMPHAL June 13: The third hearing of the writ petition lodged against the High Court complaining of irregularities in the conduct of recruitment exam for the post of District Judge (entry level) in Manipur Judiciary Service in the cadre of High Judicial Service, was held today.

As in the previous hearings the respondents, failed to submit the counter affidavit asked by the court against the complaint lodged.

The respondents of the case included Registrar General, High Court of Manipur, Registrar, High Court of Manipur, Joint Registrar (Admn/PM&P), High Court of Manipur and Deputy Registrar, High Court of Manipur.

The writ petition was lodged by Sanjenbam Abung Meetei, 45, son of Manimohan Singh of Sega Road Takhel Leikai, an advocate practising at the High Court (WP (C) No. 219, 2014) against the High Court itself complaining that his answer sheet was wrongly evaluated.

The petition filed on March 27, 2014 has pleaded to conduct fresh evaluation of the petitioner’s answer scripts.

Meanwhile, during today’s hearing the counsel of the respondent posed that an expert opinion must be seek before the court give its ruling in connection with complaint.

Further the same counsel also gave its assurance to allot necessary marks if the charges frame against the respondent is true.

Having heard from both the counsels, a single bench of N Koitshwor, High Court of Manipur has fixed the next round of hearing after the court vacation.

It may be noted that in the first hearing the court asked the respondents to submit counter affidavit returnable within 4 weeks however failed. Similarly, in the second hearing the court again asked to submit the affidavit returnable within three weeks.

The recruitment exam for the post of District Judge (entry level) in Manipur Judiciary Service in the cadre of High Judicial Service was conducted on July 21 to 23, 2013.

 

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