The Supreme Court will on Monday hear a fresh petition concerning the imminent threat to the safety of more than a century old Mullaperiyar Dam by unprecedented rains or seismic activity, alleging that in case it collapses, millions of citizens of Kerala will perish.
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the Mullaperiyar Dam case expeditiously for the final settlement of all points of dispute. The Court said this while hearing a batch of petitions filed by Kerala-based parties seeking directions to ensure the safety of the 126-year-old dam.
A three-judge bench of Supreme Court continued the hearing from yesterday on the question of law as to whether the NGT has suo motu powers or not. The matter was directed to be listed on Tuesday, 7th September.
Seriousness of the crime itself can not be taken as a factor to uphold the conviction unless the conscience of the court is satisfied, said the Kerala High Court while setting aside the life imprisonment sentence given to five BJP party workers involved in murder of two persons out of a political feud.