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Kerala HC to monitor probe into Kerala temple tragedy


Kerala, Apr 14: The Kerala High Court today said that the Puttingal temple incident will continue to be probed by the crime branch.

The court however added that the probe by the crime branch of the Kerala police will be monitored by the High Court.


When hearing commenced the court today sought the opinion of the Kerala Government on whether to hand over the case to the CBI or not.

The government told the court that there would be no need for the CBI to probe the case and the crime branch would continue to probe the matter.

On the last date of hearing the High Court had indicated that it would be better for the CBI to probe the case and even sought the opinion of the state government on the same.

The court was hearing a petition filed by a sitting judge of the High Court who had sought a ban on high decibel crackers.

The court issued an interim order on the last date of hearing stating that there would be no bursting of high decibel crackers after 10 PM as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court of India.

The court was also hearing a matter seeking permission to conduct fireworks at the Trissur Pooram.

The court granted conditional permission to conduct a fireworks display. It however said that the guidelines of the Supreme Court shall be strictly adhered to.

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