HC notice against sand-mining

KOCHI NOV. 10. A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court today issued notice to the State Government and other respondents on a writ petition seeking to prohibit illegal sand-mining in Manimala River.

The Bench, comprising the Chief Justice, J. L. Gupta, and Justice K. Padmanabhan Nair, issued notice to the State Government, the Pathanamthitta District Expert Committee and the Vellavoor Grama Panchayat in Pathanamthitta when a writ petition filed by N. Gopinathan Pillai, secretary, Manimalayar Samarakshana Samithy, came up for hearing.

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