GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - The Supreme Court of India today directed the three-member committee constituted to decide on the objections of the Bar Council election, to take a decision on the objections vis-a-vis the result of the election to the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, within 10 days.
In the absence of any such decision, it will be considered that the objections have been rejected, as a result of which the result of the election will finally be published, and the new office-bearers will take over forthwith. Although the result of the election to the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim was declared on April 7 this year and 25 advocates were elected, the committee has not yet considered the objections, due to which the election result could not be notified, putting a hindrance before the new elected body to take charge of the Bar Council in question.
As per a previous order of the Supreme Court, the result of the Bar Council can be notified only when the three-member committee hears the objections against the election.
The order came after three elected members, who are also senior advocates of the Gauhati High Court including GN Shahewala, HRA Choudhury and Chinmoy Choudhury, filed applications before the apex court through advocate Kaushik Choudhury, calling for expediting the work of the committee.