SC declines PILs on slaughter house

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain petitions seeking direction to Uttar Pradesh govt to prevent pollution from the slaughter house located in Meerut town.

Last Updated: Aug 16, 2010, 20:32 PM IST

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain petitions filed by the National Human Rights Commission and an advocate Ajay Agrawal seeking direction to Uttar Pradesh government to prevent pollution from the slaughter house located in Meerut town.

A Bench of Justices Markandeya Katju and T S Thakur asked NHRC and the advocate to approach the State High Court for their remedy.

The two PILs had alleged a slaughter house was functioning in the town in gross violation of pollution norms and hygeine.

It was alleged that due to the illegal functioning of the slaughter house, residents in a five-kilometre radius were exposed to toxic fumes and stench emanating from the place.

However, the apex court said it was not inclined to entertain the petiton and instead asked them to first approach the High Court.

PTI