Former Karnataka HC Judge AN Venugopala Gowda to assist SC on issue of preservation of trees

Shruti Mahajan November 23 2018
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The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed former Karnataka High Court Judge and Senior Counsel AN Venugopala Gowda as Amicus Curiae in the case concerning the Karnataka Preservation of Trees Act.

The Bench of Justice AK Sikri and Justice S Abdul Nazeer passed the order appointing the former judge to assist the Court with looking into the validity of the order passed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) vis-a-vis planting of trees. The Supreme Court order states,

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