Gauhati HC notice to Arunachal govt on appointment of judicial magistrate

The Gauhati High Court has served a show cause notice to the Arunachal Pradesh government on the appointment of Talo Potom as the state capital`s first class judicial magistrate who also holds the post of chief estate officer.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 07, 2013, 14:39 PM IST

Itanagar: The Gauhati High Court has served a show cause notice to the Arunachal Pradesh government on the appointment of Talo Potom as the state capital`s first class judicial magistrate who also holds the post of chief estate officer.

Acting on a writ petition, Justice I Shah of Itanagar bench yesterday issued notice to the state government returnable within three weeks.

Techi Hitler filed the petition on November 4 challenging appointment and conferment of power of first class judicial magistrate, chief estate officer and additional district magistrate to Potom.
The petitioner has questioned Potom`s appointment saying it was in violation of the Article 234 and 235 of the Constitution, Arunachal Pradesh Judicial Services Rules, 2006, and Section 11 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.