In the case of Suo Motu v Union Of India, A crime has been reported at the Moozhiyar Police Station for violations of the India Penal Code’s (IPC) Sections 295A Deliberate and Malicious Acts Intended to Outrage Religious Feelings of Any Class by Insulting Religion or Religious Beliefs, 447 Criminal Trespass, and 34 Act, which were committed by multiple people with a common intention. The investigation is still ongoing.
Analysis of Court Decision
The criminal trespass of some unauthorised people into the sacred “Kalthara” of Ponnambalamedu, which is inside the core area of Periyar Tiger Reserve, a wildlife sanctuary, coming within the Pamba Range of Pachakkanam Forest Station, was the subject of a suo motu case brought by the Kerala High Court division bench of Justices Anil K. Narendran and PG. Ajithkumaron.
Further directions from the District Police Chief and Deputy Director regarding the status of the abovementioned matter’s investigation were given by the Court to the Senior Government Leader. In light of the Special Commissioner’s Sabarimala report and the arguments put forth at the bar, it is appropriate to instruct the senior government official to request the necessary information from the District Police Chief and the additional 9th respondent Deputy Director regarding the current phase of the investigation.
The Court noted that a complaint had previously been filed under the Wildlife Protection Act and the Kerala Forest Act at Pachakkanam Station of the Pamba Range, according to the Special Commissioner’s report. Therefore, on June 13, the Court made the case available for review.