Guwahati: Following the Supreme Court direction to the Chief Secretaries of 25 states and six Union Territories, including Registrar Generals (RGs) of the High Courts, to furnish details of the criminal cases pending against the MPs and MLAs of the country, a list reportedly leaked from the chief secretary’s office in Assam reveals that at least 14 legislators out of 126 from Assam have criminal records which have surfaced in the media.
As per a media report, the apex court had sought a detailed report of the pending criminal cases against them.
The list supposedly “leaked” from the chief secretary’s office.
Out of the listed 14 MLAs -- 7 MLAs from BJP, 5 legislators from Congress, One AIUDF and one Independent MLA names were also listed in the order copy.
It may also be mentioned that Minister Naba Kumar Doley's name has also been listed in the list along with 14 legislators. MLA Thowra constituency of Sivasagar district Kushal Dowari, MLA of Sonai constituency in Cachar district Aminul Haque Laskar, MLA of Morigaon district Ramakanta Deori, MLA of Dudhnoi constituency in Goalpara district Dipak Kumar Rabha, MLA of Hojai Shiladitya Dev and Narayan Deka of Barkhetry constituency in Nalbari district.
From Congress, five leaders whose names were listed are Leader of Opposition, Debabrata Saikia from Nazira Constituency, Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha for Karimganj North constituency, MLA Abul Kalam Rashid Alam for Goalpara east constituency, Jamaluddin Ahmed from Badarpur constituency in Karimganj district, Nurul Huda Rupohihat constituency in Nagaon.
It also asked whether the cases have been transferred to the special courts set up in pursuance to its December 2017 order to try them.
The bench also sought for the information by October 10, the next date of hearing.