Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court, Justice Biswanath Somadder today inaugurated the District and Sessions Court in Baghmara.
This marks the separation of judiciary from the executive in the South Garo Hills district.
Speaking on the occasion, Justice Somadder said that it was on this day that the separation of judiciary from executive in the district was complete and lauded the efforts of all concerned to see the functioning of the Constitution in the district and said that it was the culmination of the executive from exercising the judicial powers, the pillars of democracy.
He also informed the people of the region that with the inauguration of the court, there will be easier access of judicial process and sought the cooperation of all the stake holders.
Law Minister, James PK Sangma said South Garo Hills is the last district to see the separation of judiciary from the executive. With the inauguration of the court, the tenets of good governance is expected in the district, he added.
Commissioner and Secretary of Law Department, Wilfred Khyllep read out the notification relating to separation of judiciary from the executive in South Garo Hills.
The judicial officials who will be manning the district court are Isormon Rymbui, the District and Sessions Judge, TTM Sangma, the Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority, South Garo Hills and Rikchame Dachi Sangma as the first class Judicial Magistrate.
Siju-Rongara MLA, Rakkam A Sangma, Justice HS Thangkiew, Judge of the High Court of Meghalaya, Deputy Commissioner of South Garo Hills, HB Marak, Superintendent of Police, Priyangshu Pandey and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.