Plea in court on appointment of headman

Staff Reporter

Shillong, March 26:  Social activist Nazmul Hashan, and another individual  Abdul Gofur have filed a petition in the  High Court of Meghalaya seeking justice to the election of the headman.

The petitioner,  Abdul Gofur was elected by the villagers of Askikandi and later, his election to the post of Gaonbura was approved by the GHADC  by issuing the appointment on August 24, 1996 and since then he has been performing his duties as a Gaonbura without any complaint and adverse remarks from the villagers as well as from the competent authorities till GHADC illegally, without the knowledge of  Gofur, issued an interim appointment order to  Abdul Latif, a resident of Askikandi to function as headman.