Jumbo translocation: HC seeks objections from forest dept

Jumbo translocation: HC seeks objections from forest dept

 The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday directed the State Forest department to file objections in a petition challenging the proposed translocation of  captive elephants from Karnataka to Madhya Pradesh.

Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA), a city-based animal rights group had moved the High Court stating that the State government had identified 11 elephants for translocation to Madhya Pradesh for safari and that the dry deciduous forests of MP were not suitable for the pachyderms. The petitioner had sought a direction to restrain the government from shifting the jumbos.

During the hearing, R G Kolle, the government counsel submitted that the elephants were being translocated for forest management and not for tourism or entertainment as claimed by the petitioners.

The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice Aravind Kumar directed the government to file its objections.

BSY petition adjourned

The High Court has directed Sirajin Basha to file objections to the petition filed by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa in the petition seeking quashing of two private complaints (PCR 5 and 6) against him.

Justice Jagannathan adjourned the matter to September 3 for further hearing.
The PCR-5 pertains to the allegation that Yeddyurappa illegally denotified a Bangalore Development Authority land and allotted ‘G’ category sites to his son B Y Raghavendra and MLC Bharathi Shetty in violation of rules.

The PCR-6 relates to allegation of illegal gratification to the tune of Rs eight crore as a quid pro quo for favours.

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