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BEFORE THE MADURAI BENCH OF MADRAS HIGH COURT

Tuesday, the Twentieth day of December Two Thousand and Sixteen

PRESENT

The Hon`ble Mr.Justice A.SELVAM
and
The Hon`ble Mr.Justice P.KALAIYARASAN

WP(MD) No.16485 of 2015

VAIKO ... PETITIONER
Vs

1 THE CHIEF SECRETARY,
GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU, SECRETARIAT,
FORT ST.GEORGE, CHENNAI-600 009.

2 THE SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT,
GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU, ENVIRONMENT & FOREST DEPARTMENT,
SECRETARIAT, FORT ST. GEORGE, CHENNAI - 600 009.

3 THE SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT,
GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU,
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, SECERETARIAT, FORT ST.GEORGE,
CHENNAI - 600 009.

4 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR,
MADURAI DISTRICT, MADURAI.

5 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR,
SIVAGANGAI DISTRICT, SIVAGANGAI.

6 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR,
DINDIGUL DISTRICT, DINDIGUL.

7 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR,
THENI DISTRICT, THENI.

8 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR,
RAMANATHAPURAM, RAMANATHAPURAM DISTRICT.

9 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR,
KANYAKUMARI DISTRICT, KANYAKUMARI.

10 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR,
TRICHY DISTRICT, TRICHY.

11 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR,
PUDUKOTTAI DISTRICT, PUDUKOTTAI.

KARUR. RESPONDENTS Prayer in WP(MD)No.P.It is seen from the petition that thirteen District Collectors of southern part of Tamil Nadu have been impleaded as respondents 4 to 16. private properties. canals. J. etc.16485 of 2015: Writ Petition is filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India. ORDER: This Writ petition coming on for orders on this day and upon perusing the petition and the affidavit filed in support thereof and upon hearing the arguments of MR. 13 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR. Advocate for the petitioner and MR.ANANTHA MURUGAN.] This writ petition has been filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India praying to direct the respondents to remove Seemai Karuvelan trees from the State of Tamil Nadu and take appropriate steps to prevent its growth in future. VIRUDHUNAGAR DISTRICT. 2. TUTICORIN. KARUR DISTRICT.. this Court is of the view to pass the following interim order: The respondents 4 to 16 are strictly directed to remove Seemai Karuvelan trees which are in existence within the radius of respective headquarters-town limit [roads. Since respondents 4 to 16 have been impleaded. VIRUDHUNAGAR.GOVINDAN.] with the assistance of local bodies within a period of twenty days.. TIRUNELVELI DISTRICT. TUTICORIN DISTRICT. 16 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR. 17 S. lay-outs. Praying this Court to issue a Writ or order or direction in the nature of Writ of Mandamus or any other appropriate order or direction.S. 15 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR. 14 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR. . The respondents 4 to 16 are strictly to submit a report with regard to compliance of the order. directing the respondents to remove the Seemai Karuvelan trees from the State of Tamil Nadu and take steps to prevent the growth of the species and take remedial measures to undo the damage caused by the Said Seemai Karuvelan Trees within the time stipulated by this Honourable Court and pass such other or further order as this Hon'ble Court may deem fit.M.SUBBARAJ. Special Government Pleader for respondents 1 to 16. water bodies. the court made the following order:- [Order of the Court was made by A.ANANTHAMURUGAN .M.SELVAM. R17/Party in Person. THANJAVUR. TIRUNELVELI. by way of issuing a writ of mandamus. and MR.M. 2 12 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR. THANJAVUR DISTRICT.

THENI.625 023. 10 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR. TRICHY DISTRICT. THENI DISTRICT.600 009. GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU. RAMANATHAPURAM.600 009. ENVIRONMENT & FOREST DEPARTMENT. MADURAI DISTRICT.Post the writ petition by 10. DINDIGUL. FORT ST. KANYAKUMARI DISTRICT. 3 3. 2 THE SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT. 7 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR. MADURAI. SIVAGANGAI DISTRICT. TO 1 THE CHIEF SECRETARY. PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 4. . SECERETARIAT. 6 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR.2017. Sd/- Assistant Registrar(CS-I) / TRUE COPY / Sub-Assistant Registrar (C.The Registry is directed to send copies of this order directly to the respondents 4 to 16 forthwith. GEORGE.600 009. 5 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR. GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU. GEORGE.S. CHENNAI .GEORGE. FORT ST. CHENNAI . 4 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR.01. Madurai . 3 THE SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT. FORT ST. SECRETARIAT. SIVAGANGAI. RAMANATHAPURAM DISTRICT. CHENNAI . 8 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR. KANYAKUMARI. SECRETARIAT. PUDUKOTTAI. TRICHY. PUDUKOTTAI DISTRICT.) Madurai Bench of Madras High Court. DINDIGUL DISTRICT. GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU. 9 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR. 11 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR.

Copy to: 1.16485 OF 2015 Given direction etc. VIRUDHUNAGAR. 17 THE SPECIAL GOVERNMENT PLEADER. TUTICORIN DISTRICT. 16 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR. KARUR DISTRICT. MADURAI (To follow the report) ORDER DATE : 20. MADURAI..12.2016 HEARING DATE: 10. KARUR.PM/SAR-1/20. MADURAI 2 THE SECTION OFFICER. THE REGISTRAR(JUDICIAL). as stated within. TIRUNELVELI. 13 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR. TIRUNELVELI DISTRICT. MADURAI BENCH OF MADRAS HIGH COURT.2017 ORDER WP(MD)NO. MADURAI BENCH OF MADRAS HIGH COURT. 4 12 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR. WRIT SECTION.12. AM/GSV. THANJAVUR. TUTICORIN.2016/4P/20C . 14 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR.01. MADURAI BENCH OF MADRAS HIGH COURT. VIRUDHUNAGAR DISTRICT. THANJAVUR DISTRICT. 15 THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR.