Order of the High Court of Kerala regarding violation of the Kerala Protection of River Banks and Regulation of Removal of Sand Act 2001, 03/04/2018
Order of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of Shameer Vs State of Kerala dated 03/04/2018. The case has been filed under Sections 20 & 23 of the Kerala Protection of River Banks and Regulation of Removal of Sand Act, 2001. The petitioner was found transporting stolen river sand without any permit or pass.
The Judge Raja Vijayaraghavan V. taking a stern view of the case said that the ramifications of the illegal sand mining and the adverse impact that it would have on the ecology and the environment are matters which concern every citizen of this Country. If taken lightly, it may cause the river to change its track, affect ground water table and adversely impact the habitat of micro organisms. Court directs the petitioner to surrender as expeditiously as possible.