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Plea for early hearing on Mukul�s ST status

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SHILLONG, Feb 5 � Tennydard M Marak, the petitioner challenging the Scheduled Caste (ST) status of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma through a writ petition, has approached Chief Justice of India for an early hearing on the case.

Marak said the petition relating to the case no 343 filed in 2014 was deferred 14 times and as such his counsels approached the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court HL Dattu with a mention memo.

�The verdict of the much talked about ST status Case of the Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma in WP (C) No. 343/2014 has been delayed indefinitely. The petitioner Tennydard M Marak under compelling circumstances had to approach the Chief Justice of India by filing mention memo on February 3, 2014,� Marak said in a statement.

He further added Rajeev Dhawan, Senior Advocate assisted by Manish Goswami, Advocate, Supreme Court mentioned the matter before the three Judge Bench comprising Chief Justice, Justice AK Sikri and Justice Arun Kumar Mishra yesterday.

�It was submitted that the hearing of the Writ Petition was getting delayed and since the matter involved important Constitutional issues and hence, a prayer was made to hear the said Writ Petition at an early date,� Marak stated. He said the bench heard the Counsel of the petitioner and appropriate order in this regard is awaited.

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Plea for early hearing on Mukul�s ST status

SHILLONG, Feb 5 � Tennydard M Marak, the petitioner challenging the Scheduled Caste (ST) status of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma through a writ petition, has approached Chief Justice of India for an early hearing on the case.

Marak said the petition relating to the case no 343 filed in 2014 was deferred 14 times and as such his counsels approached the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court HL Dattu with a mention memo.

�The verdict of the much talked about ST status Case of the Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma in WP (C) No. 343/2014 has been delayed indefinitely. The petitioner Tennydard M Marak under compelling circumstances had to approach the Chief Justice of India by filing mention memo on February 3, 2014,� Marak said in a statement.

He further added Rajeev Dhawan, Senior Advocate assisted by Manish Goswami, Advocate, Supreme Court mentioned the matter before the three Judge Bench comprising Chief Justice, Justice AK Sikri and Justice Arun Kumar Mishra yesterday.

�It was submitted that the hearing of the Writ Petition was getting delayed and since the matter involved important Constitutional issues and hence, a prayer was made to hear the said Writ Petition at an early date,� Marak stated. He said the bench heard the Counsel of the petitioner and appropriate order in this regard is awaited.