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Tayeng refutes lawyers’ charge

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The Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills, Mr J. Tayeng has reacted sharply to the criticism of lawyers over the shifting of the Executive Courts to Laitumkhrah.

Talking to this reporter, Mr Tayeng remarked that the Bar Library should be located near the Bar. “If the lawyers can attend courts in Jowai, Nongpoh and other places, can they not also come to Laitumkhrah,” he asked.

Justifying the decision to shift, Mr Tayeng pointed out that under the new dispensation, all the appendages of the DC’s office were brought under one complex. This, he said, was of great advantage to the public, especially those coming from the interior places who would be able to complete all their works in the same place and within a short time. Hitherto the different branches of the DC’s office were scattered far and wide giving little scope to the DC to exercise his administrative control over all the branches.

Mr Tayeng admitted that the new location was slightly out of the way. The approach road was narrow, but steps were underway to widen the road and also to construct a new road to serve as an outlet. Some parking space was also provided.

Meanwhile, the Home Minister, Mr D D Lapang blessed the new set up of the DC’s Offices complex. Speaking at a function on July 17 what turned out to be a house-warming get-together, Mr Lapang congratulated the DC for the speedy shifting. He hoped that the public would bear with the administration for the inconveniences caused.

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