AGARTALA, Nov 20 – The Imphal Bench of Gauhati High Court on Tuesday declared RSP MLA Partha Das’s SC certificate as fake giving another shot in the arm to the opposition Congress ahead of the Assembly election.
Though Justice TNK Singh passed the significant verdict, he did not say anything on the ‘punishment’ of the disgraced MLA. The court in its verdict said, “The SC certificate of Partha Das, MLA of RSP is proved fake after taking into consideration all available documents”.
Das, an MLA of RSP, a Left Front ally, had filed a writ petition challenging the verdict of State Level Scrutiny Committee (SLSC) early this year. The SLSC, the highest body to hear any dispute in SC issues, had ruled that the SC certificate of the MLA was forged.
On the basis of the writ petition, Justice Singh conducted hearing at Agartala Bench of Gauhati High Court. The last hearing was conducted on September 13 this year and court kept the verdict reserved. On Tuesday, Justice Singh passed the verdict from Imphal Bench.
Prakash Das, chairman of Congress SC Cell expressed satisfaction over the verdict on the SC certificate of the MLA Partha Das.
“We demand the government to remove Partha Das from MLA post as he got elected from the SC reserved Assembly seat. Besides, the government must seek compensation from the MLA for his wrong doing”, he said at a press meet here on Tuesday. Congress, however, demanded legal action against Partha Das for enjoying benefits meant for SC MLA.