HC for state to deal with Assembly dome issue

Shillong, June 6: The High Court of Meghalaya does not want to rush to take up the Assembly dome issue and hence left it to the state to deal with the matter.

The division bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and judge W Diengdoh ruled this while disposing of a PIL moved by activist Pawan Sharma on matter pertaining to the recent collapse of the central dome of the proposed new Assembly building at New Shillong.


The collapse of the dome made headlines in all newspapers and there has been constant bickering since then. The petition revealed that there is a high-powered committee which has been put in place to report on the causes and, possibly, suggest the remedial measures that may be taken.

“Since it is for the state to take appropriate action against the builder and the matter pertains to apparently faulty construction or design, the court does not deem it proper to rush into the case immediately and without allowing the appropriate authorities to deal with the matter in accordance with law. Accordingly, the present petition, apparently filed in public interest and not for publicity, is disposed of with liberty to any public spirited individual to raise the issues again, in the event they are not appropriately dealt with by the administration.

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