HC seeks to implead UNC
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, February 01 2017:
A full Bench of the High Court of Manipur has sought to implead the United Naga Council (UNC) in connection with a PIL filed against imposition of economic blockades along National highways.
The High Court passed an order today after the full bench comprising of Chief Justice Rakesh Ranjan, Justice N Kotiswar and Justice Kh Nobin heard the PIL today.
Appearing before the Court, the Advocate General pointed out that on account of certain reasons, the meeting (of CAF&PD Depart- ment) which was ordered to be convened yesterday could not be convened and as such necessary decision could not be taken.
According to the order, the High Court, after hearing the counsels appearing for the parties, gave orders directing concerned authorities to ensure smooth vehicular traffic over NH 37 and NH 2 .
Referring to the orders issued on January 25 and January 31, the Court order stated that it was time to carry out all those directions passed earlier.
The High Court then directed all concerned inclu- ding Ministry of Defence Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and CAF&PD Department Commissioner cum Secretary to carry out the directions given earlier so as to have smooth passage of goods carriages/lorries/tankers of petroleum products on National highways particularly NH 37 .
The full bench also asked the Advocate General to provide a list of all office bearers of the UNC so that they be impleaded as parties of the PIL case.
While listing the case for the next round of hearing on February 7, the High Court asked all concerned to submit an action taken report by February 7 .
The High Court further asked the State Government to furnish a report relating to transportation of quantity of petroleum products, food grains and other consumable items on February 7 .
At the same time, the concerned authorities shall be doing the needful positively in the matter relating to repairing of NH 37, mentioned the Court order.
Notably, the PIL was filed by one RK Joysana.