The first Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice P D Audikesavalu said, “The State must endeavour to ensure that there is no further encroachment.
As per records of the ASI, there were 126 vendors who had set up their makeshift shops within the prohibited zone 20 years back.
Says big names involved, survey superintendent’s report for 2017-19 proves this
According to the district administration, encroachments on 430.81 acres of land have been removed so far.
The State government on Thursday informed the Madras High Court that 403 encroachments have been identified along the Chitlapakkam lake and that action has been initiated to remove them soon.
Despite repeated reminders, the State government has failed to submit the report and the case is being adjourned from time to time since 2019.
The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday shunted out Devikulam sub-collector Sriram Venkitaraman to the post of employment and training director even as he was in the thick of his demolition derby.