PANAJI: On December 11, the High Court of Bombay in Goa is expected to hear a plea regarding the tiger reserve.
An NGP has filed a plea with the High Court, claiming that the state government disregarded the court’s directive to declare the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary a tiger reserve within three months, despite the fact that the court’s deadline passed on October 24.
A miscellaneous civil application has been filed by the government to extend the deadline for notifying a tiger reserve.
According to the application submitted by the non-governmental organization Goa Foundation, the government failed to issue the required notification of a tiger reserve within the three-month period stipulated in the October 24, 2023, court judgment. This was a clear and flagrant disregard for the court’s directives.
The petitioner has requested an order under the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, and the Contempt of Courts (Bombay High Court) Rules, 1994, directing the state to be served with a notice in “Form I,” should the court find it appropriate.