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SHILLONG: The Meghalaya High Court on Thursday has adjourned the hearing on the High-rise building case to next week even as the district administration has completed the task of sealing all 24 high-rise building in the city as per the court's order.
According to sources, the court today heard only two parties– Narayan Prasad Jhunjhunwala of Police Bazaar and Nilesh Tibrewalla of Thana Road.The hearing for the remaining persons is scheduled to be held sometime next week.
Moreover, sources also informed that the court today rejected the applications filed by two tenants who included Secretary of Islamia Secondary School. "The school has submitted an application to the court with respect to the plight of the students but the court has rejected the application and no order was passed in this regard," sources informed.
It may be mentioned that the Meghalaya government had recently assured that it would look into the plight of tenants who were evicted from 24 G+3 buildings in the State Capital these past few days.
Meanwhile, the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court on Thursday passed an order in an open court directing MUDA to issue a notice to the wife of prominent lawyer from Shillong, SP Mahanta for violation of Meghalaya Bye Laws 2011.
Sources informed that during a hearing of the case, the court had asked MUDA to issue a notice to Mahanta but when Mahanta informed that the building was registered in his wife's name, the court directed the same to be served to his wife.
The order came after it was found that the building belonging to Mahanta's wife is a 5 storey building and one additional building is also under construction which is a clear violation of the Meghalaya bye-Laws of 2011.
"This order was passed in an open court. Whether the order was changed later, that I do not know," the source added.