Palakkad: The Forest Department has approached the court to reclaim the forest land illegally held by the Pampady Nehru Engineering College.

According to the forest department, around 1.43 acres of forest land has been under the custody of the college. The department has already reclaimed the land except that on which the tennis court is situated.

It had given notice to the college to demolish the tennis court, but did not receive any response.

Following this, the department sought legal advice on the matter and consequent to this, it moved the court to take back the land.