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Writ on dam water dismissed

Written by: Staff

Kochi, Mar 23 (UNI) A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court today dismissed as withdrawn a writ petition seeking CBI inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the agreement between Kerala and Tamil Nadu Governments on sharing water from Mullapperiyar, Parambikkulam -Aliyar Dams.

When the PIL filed by P L Jacob came up for hearing, the Bench comprising Chief Justice V K Bali and Justice J B Koshy made certain comments regarding the maintainability of the PIL on the interstate dispute.

Following this, Mr Jacob sought permission to withdraw the petition and the court allowed the same without examining the merits of the allegations.

The Bench made it clear the petitioner was at liberty to move appropriate forum for the redressal of the grievance highlighted in the petition.


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