Aarey tree cutting: SC petition against tree cutting, special bench will hear today: Aarey tree cutting The Supreme Court has taken cognizance of the case of cutting of trees in Aarey Colony, Mumbai. The court has set up a special bench for immediate hearing in the case. The special bench will hear it on Monday. A delegation of students had written a letter to the Chief Justice seeking immediate intervention in the matter regarding cutting of trees in Aarey.
A social worker named Rajiv Ranjan had sent a letter to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi protesting against the felling of trees. The apex court decided to hear that letter, changing the letter into a public interest litigation and constituted a special bench on the basis of that.
Emergency hearing notice
A notice has been posted on the top court website regarding the emergency hearing. It said that a special bench constituted on the basis of a letter sent by Rajiv Ranjan on October 6 in connection with the felling of trees, will hear the matter on October 7 at 10 am.
Refusal to stop felling of trees
Explain that the Bombay High Court on Friday rejected four petitions filed to stop the felling of trees. The High Court on Saturday also refused to ban the felling of trees. Soon after the High Court’s decision, the cutting of trees started in Aarey Colony. Environmentalists and social workers are protesting against the felling of trees.
Bail to 29 protesters
At the same time, a Mumbai court on Sunday granted bail to 29 protesters protesting against the felling of trees. The protesters were arrested for disturbing public order and obstructing government officials to perform their duties. Dindoshi Holiday Court has given conditional bail on a cash bond of Rs 7 thousand. The court has said that they will have to appear at the police station for further questioning. The protesters were arrested under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).