Vehicle seized under Forest Act cannot be released

The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 in Harun Vs. State of Rajasthan held that vehicle seized under the provisions of the Rajasthan Forest Act, 1953 cannot be released during the pendency of trial on supurdgi to the registered owner by the Magistrate, where the trial is pending, in view of specific […]

Whether Demolition Of Constructions Permissible To Restore Forest

The Supreme Court of India in Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. Vs. State of Maharashtra; AIR 2014 SC 1446 : (2014) 3 SCC 430 : 2014 (2) SCR 203 : JT 2014 (2) SC 326 : 2014 (1) SCALE 707 : 2014 AIR SCW 913 held that mere issuance of a […]

Statutory position governing the forests in the State of Kerala

The State of Kerala made an enactment known as “Kerala Private Forests (Vesting and Assignment) Act, 1971”, hereinafter referred to as “the Private Forests Act”. Under Section 3* of the said Act, it is declared that “with effect on and from the appointed day” [i.e., 10.05.1971], the ownership and possession […]