PIL over felling of trees in Madurai Bench compound

A pil has been filed in the Madras High Court, challenging the action of the authorities concerned in felling trees in the Madurai Bench for expansion activities.

Published: 19th April 2017 02:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th April 2017 04:56 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: A pil has been filed in the Madras High Court, challenging the action of the authorities concerned in felling trees in the Madurai Bench for expansion activities.
When the matter was mentioned on Tuesday, the first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar agreed to hear the PIL on Wednesday.

Citing a  news published in an English daily on April 18 titled Lawyers shocked to see trees felled on HC campus, advocate E Vijay Anand contended that the issue needs an urgent hearing, as several  trees in the Madurai Bench of the High Court are being cut down for constructing a building to accommodate the office of Additional Solicitor-General.
In a similar PIL, the high court had  directed the chief biologist to inspect the campus and file a report based on which alternative recommendations would be made, petitioner pointed out and added that till now no proper action had been taken to complete the task.

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