DIMAPUR, Dec 8 - The Judicial Magistrate Court, Kohima has summoned Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang to appear in person for hearing on his educational qualification issue before the court on January 7, 2016.
The case relates to filing of declaration by Zeliang in his affidavit while submitting his nomination form to the Returning Officer during the 2013 Assembly Elections.
In the affidavit, Zeliang had claimed to have passed the BA exams from Kohima College, but records showed that he has failed the exam in 1979 and did not appear in 1980.
The order issued by Judicial Magistrate First Class Tucuno Vamuzo said the Court had earlier issued summons to the Registrar of Kohima College and to the Registrar, North Eastern Hill University on November 9 to produce the relevant records pertaining to the educational qualification of the respondent, namely TR Zeliang, and accordingly on November 30, the said records were produced and the witnesses examined.
�I have examined the records produced by the acting Registrar of NEHU and the Head Assistant of Arts College and come to conclusion that it is a fit case to proceed further. Therefore, summon is hereby issued to the accused person to appear in person before this Court on 7th January 2016,� he said.
During the proceedings, Zeliang�s Counsel Joshua Sheqi raised objection as to the maintainability of the case as it is barred by limitation period, and sought dismissal of the complaint petition.