The Madras High Court has directed the Revenue Divisional Officer of Villupuram district, to inspect the alleged illegal sand mining activities in Thenpennai river in the district and submit a report. Passing the orders on a PIL by Villupuram Thenpennai Aru Paadhukappu Nala Sangam yesterday, the First Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan impleaded the RDO in the case and directed him to inspect the site and file a report within two weeks.
Watch What Else Is Making News
It also issued notice to the Special Government Pleader appearing for Villupuram District Collector and the Assistant Engineer/ Executive Engineer, Water Resources Department, Irrigation Division-I of Public Works Department, TN Rajagopalan, in this connection.
The bench said, “Let the RDO inspect the site and submit a report to this Court with plans and photographs within two weeks from the date of receipt of the copy of this order.”
- Soon You Could Get Plastic Currency Notes: Find Out More
- Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor Starrer Befikre Gets A Thumbs Up
- Supreme Court Seeks Centre’s Response Over Various Issues Regarding Demonetisation
- Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Writes To West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
- Bigg Boss 10 December 8 Review: Swami Om Feels Cheated, lashes Out At Gaurav For Jail Punishment
- South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Impeached Over Corruption Scandal
- Former Air Chief SP Tyagi Arrested In VVIP Chopper Scam
- After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya’s Twitter Account Hacked
- Find Out What PM Narendra Modi Told Cabinet Over Demonetisation Decision
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh Assures Safety Of All Tourists Stranded On Havelock Island
- Government To Waive Service Tax On Debit, Credit Card Transactions Of Up To Rs 2,000
- President Pranab Mukherjee Criticises Parliament Disruptions Over Demonetisation
- Pakistan International Airlines Flight Carrying Over 40 Passenger On Board Crashes
- Shah Rukh Khan On Raees Clash With Kaabil: It’s Impossible To Have A Solo Release In India
- US-President Elect Donald Trump Named TIME’s Person Of The Year 2016
The petitioner alleged that one Muthu, running a sand yard near Kapur village in the district, was illegal quarrying sand from Thenpennai river using more than seven poclain machines, which has affected the livelihood of farmers and cultivation in the surrounding areas.
He further submitted that Muthu had even laid a road in the river bed for transportation of sand in lorries.
Repeated representations made to the authorities on the issue have failed to evoke any response, he said.
The petitioner prayed for a direction to authorities including the Collector of Villupuram to prevent illegal sand mining activities in Thenpennai river.