'Arikomban' case: Kerala HC warns State of strict action if area where tribals were resettled is found to be an elephant habitat

Updated: Mar 29 2023 5:33PM

Kochi, Mar 29 (PTI) The Kerala High Court on Wednesday warned the state of strict action if it found that the area in Idukki district where a wild tusker, 'Arikomban', was roaming had been an elephant habitat before tribal people were resettled there.


A bench of Justices A K Jayasankaran Nambiar and Gopinath P called for records and reports on the resettlement of tribal people in the area back in 2000 and said, "If it was an elephant habitat, you had no business resettling people there and putting them in danger." .