The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) now wants a separate notification to exclude the district councils from the CrPC, CPC extension.
The State government yesterday notified the application of the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure 1908 to the courts in the State the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council.
It stated that District Council Courts shall continue to derive powers under paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India.
However, KHADC chief executive member, Titosstarwell Chyne told reporters after a meeting here today that the government should issue a separate notification to exclude the district councils.
He said moving the court will be the last option if the government does not act and added further meetings will be held to discuss the future course of action.
The councils fear that the notification of the government will result in dilution of the powers of the council courts.
It may be mentioned that the KHADC had suggested to the State government to insert in the government notification the word “excluding the courts created under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India” and that the district council courts shall continue to derive powers under paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India.