A criminal revision petition has been filed before the Kohima Bench of the Gauhati High Court in cases pertaining to the educational qualification of Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang.

A lower court had earlier dismissed the cases.

Filing the revision petition, the petitoners said they were within the limitation period as per the Supreme Court and high court orders.

The HC after hearing the counsel for the petitioner today fixed September 14 as the next date.

Senior apex court advocate K N Balgopal represented the petitioners at the hearing.

The judicial magistrate first class of Peren district had dismissed the complaint cases on Zeliang’s educational qualification on July 29 on the ground that they are barred by time limitation.

In November 2015, Maziezokho Nisa of Jotsoma village had filed a complaint against an alleged offence punishable under Representation of People Act, 1951, purported to have been committed Zeliang while filing his affidavit for 2013 state polls.

A similar case was filed against the chief minister by K K Kulimbe of Jalukie town in July this year.