Not an inch of forest land can be encroached: Madras HC

Chennai: Not even an inch of forest land can be allowed to be encroached upon, the first bench of the Madras High Court observed on Wednesday.

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The bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy made the oral observation while entertaining a writ petition challenging the alleged construction of a resort in Naduvattam village in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu.

Prabakaran, the petitioner, in his public interest litigation plea alleged that a person, Kavitha Senbagam was constructing the resort without sanction from authorities and in violation of the existing rules and regulations.

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The judges ordered notices to the authorities returnable in three weeks.

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