HC hears MLA disqualification petition

Shillong: The Gauhati High Court on Wednesday heard a diqualification plea made against Meghalaya MLA Ismail R Marak for allegedly not disclosing all his assets while filing his nomination papers to the Election Commission in 2008.

The petitioners alleged that the MLA did not disclose to the EC that he had owned a petrol pump, but the charge was dismissed by Marak's lawyer Sujit Dey.

Dey submitted that in the affidavit filed before the returning officer in 2008, the legislator had clearly mentioned about the petrol pump.

A two member bench of the court would further hear the matter tomorrow.