Environmental Law; Naveen Chandra Pant Vs. State [Uttarakhand High Court, 28-03-2017]

The High Powered Committee is directed to submit the interim report within four months from today, whether the ongoing mining operation can be permitted or are required to be stopped in the State of Uttarakhand. Till then, there shall be a complete ban on mining activities including in forest areas, […]

Sand Act; Prakash Nayak Vs. District Collector, Kasaragod [Kerala High Court, 18-08-2016]

Protection of River Banks and Regulation of Removal of Sand Act, 2001 (Kerala) – illicit import of minerals including sand to Kerala, or illicit possession or transport of such mineral in the State of Kerala, not covered by the Act, or any other special law, will have to be dealt […]

False Statement; Kunjalavi Chellamma Vs. District Geologist, Department of Mining & Geology, Kollam District [Kerala High Court, 17-08-2016]

Rules of the High Court of Kerala, 1971 – Rule 154 – Criminal Contempt – Writ Petition – Suppressed Material Facts – Instead of producing the original building permit, a colour photocopy of the same has been produced – not supported by an affidavit sworn to by the petitioner – made a false statement in the […]