Panaji: The Supreme Court of India on Monday ordered a joint inspection by the offiers of three states to ascertain the diversion of water by Karantaka.
After around on and half year, the Supreme Court held virtual hearing in the case.
Advocate General Devidas Pangam, speaking to Goemkarponn said that the one of the two judges also questioned Karnataka advocate on diversion.
“The Supreme Court has ordered that a joint inspection of the all three state officers – Goa, Karnaaka and Maharashtra be held and report be submitted within a week,” AG Pangam said.
He said the case will be heard next in April.
Goa government has filed a contempt petition and Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka have filed Special Leave Petitions (SLP) before the apex court over the Mhadei matter.
However, on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, the court could not conduct physical hearing for almost a year.
AG Pangam said this is a great opportunity for the State to prove its case.
“We have a lot of documents and images to prove our case but the joint inspection will further help us make the case stronger,” he stated.