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HC disposes of petitions on Mullaperiyar Dam issue

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 18:11

Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday disposed
of a batch of petitions raising concern over safety of the
Mullaperiyar Dam after some petitioners expressed satisfaction
over measures taken by the state government.

The petitioners, including Opposition leader VS
Achuthanandan, had moved the court complaining of the
inadequacies of the safety measures.

However, when the case came up today, the petitioners said
they were satisfied with the steps taken by Government, which
was recorded by the divison bench, comprising Acting Chief
Justice Manjulla Chellur and Justice PR Ramacandra Menon.

Achuthanandan had sought a direction for calling the Army
Engineering Corps in case of an emergency situation.

The Central Government in an affidavit had submitted that
they will take immediate action as and when the situation
arises.

Only two writ petitions -- All India Lawyers Union and
Save Kerala Movement -- have to be disposed of.

PTI


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First Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 18:11

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