Thiruvananthapuram: While the KSEB and Minister for electricity M M Mani refused to comment on the amicus curiae report seeking judicial probe into the cause of floods, the report has arguably put the board and minister in a tight spot.
KSEB chairman NS Pillai said the amicus curiae had not collected any document from the board in connection with the lapses in dam management that caused the devastating floods last year.
KSEB also said that the amicus curiae had not held a hearing to collect documents from the board in connection with the matter.
The KSEB had given all documents regarding the opening of dams to the court. However, the amicus curiae’s report practically denies the arguments of KSEB. Page seven of the report mentions a total of 10 points in this regard. The report states about the counter affidavits submitted by the KSEB in the court earlier.
It is clear that the amicus curiae report has taken into consideration the counter affidavits filed by the KSEB earlier, besides conclusions and suggestions of the dam safety authority and central water commission.
This proves invalid the arguments of KSEB that the amicus curiae had neither held a hearing nor did it collect documents from the board.