The Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed the Tahsildar of Kolar to inspect the jackfruit groove near Tamaka and enumerate the number of such trees and file a report in two weeks.
A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justice A.S. Bopanna passed the order in a public interest litigation (PIL) petition by H.D. Suresh Gowda and two other residents of Kolar.
The petitioners said that they are concerned over the action of the authorities in shifting the College of Horticulture from Kolar to Tamaka. They said that any construction would affect the groove which is home to the world's best jackfruits. Save the jackfruit trees, the residents had pleaded with the High Court. The petitioners said that their main objection is not to the college but to the decision to fell the trees.