Home News Malayalam News – Muttil forest robbery case: No stay on probe; The High Court rejected the demand of the accused kerala high court rejects plea of ​​accused in Muttil Rosewood Smuggling Case | News18 Kerala, Kerala Latest Malayalam News

Malayalam News – Muttil forest robbery case: No stay on probe; The High Court rejected the demand of the accused kerala high court rejects plea of ​​accused in Muttil Rosewood Smuggling Case | News18 Kerala, Kerala Latest Malayalam News

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Kochi: The High Court has rejected the plea of ​​the accused to quash the FIR in the Muttil deforestation case and stay the probe immediately. The High Court rejected the petition filed by Anto Augustine and Rojo Augustine, the accused in the case. Defendants contended that the investigation of the case was illegal and that the tree on the leased land had been cut down on the basis of a government order. At the same time, the government rejected this completely in court.

The government told the court that the logging was done by misinterpreting the government order and that only the tip of a large iceberg had come out and only a preliminary investigation had taken place. This is a case where government officials and senior officials, including village officers, are suspected of involvement. Therefore, the government informed the court that the demand of the accused should not be accepted. The court accepted the government’s argument and adjourned the case for two weeks. The court also did not consider the need to allow at least an interim stay.

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Meanwhile, the BJP state leadership is preparing to use the Muttil Maram Muri case as a weapon against the state government. The BJP state leadership will approach the central government seeking the intervention of the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment in the matter. As part of this, state president K Surendran, who is in Delhi, will meet Forest and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and ask him to intervene in the matter. The state BJP is of the view that the Center can intervene as the forest department is also involved in the timber room.

In Wayanad alone, 37 cases have already been registered in connection with the wood room. Anto’s brother Roji Augustine led extensive looting in various parts of Wayanad. He cut down trees from the lands of many people. The mastermind, Roji Augustine, is absconding. The Opposition demanded in the Assembly yesterday that an inquiry be held under the supervision of the High Court in the case of cutting down a tree in Wayanad. Opposition groups called for the beleagured PM to resign. PT, who sought permission to introduce an urgent resolution, said that a conspiracy had been hatched under the leadership of a high-ranking official and that the order made in the Revenue Section of the Secretariat that such trees should not be cut down had been amended. Thomas charged.

Forest Minister AK Sasindran informed the assembly that the order was misinterpreted and the tree was cut down. Kozhikode forest department official has fallen. Action will be taken as soon as the report is received. Opposition leader VD Satheesan pointed out that the wooden room was built between October 2020 and February 2021. The Revenue Secretary’s order to cut down everything except sandalwood from the Pattaya land was obscured. He also asked on whose instructions the bizarre order to take action against the blocking officers was issued.

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Rajesh V

First published:
June 9, 2021 1:01 PM IS

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