Karnataka High Court appoints Amicus Curiae to replace petitioner in case against Cauvery calling project

4 nov 2020

Karnataka High Court appoints Amicus Curiae to replace petitioner in case against Cauvery calling project

Spiritual baba Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev and his Isha foundation have been collecting an incredible amount of funds for planting trees along the banks of the Cauvery river. The Karnataka high court has taken up this case suo motu, after removing the original petitioner and appointed advocate B. V. Vidyulatha as amicus curiae.
The original petitioner against this project had filed this as a Public interest litigation, but the court later found that the petitioner had sent a legal notice to the Discovery channel, asking it to not cover this project. The court said that this no more remains a public interest matter and removed the petitioner.
As per the petition, the foundation is collecting a whopping sum of ₹ 10,626 crores, in order to place ₹ 42/tree along the banks of river, which according to the petitioner is a major scam. The court had asked the foundation to disclose the amount it had collected for the project.