Lapse in dam management caused flood; amicus curiae demands judicial probe
Thiruvananthapuram: The report submitted by amicus curiae has pointed out that lapse in dam management caused the devastating flood that destroyed Kerala last year. The report also demanded a judicial probe to find the reason behind flood.
The 49-page explanatory report submitted by Jacob P Alex at the high court stated that dams were opened without abiding by the criteria. It demanded a judicial probe to find if opening of the dams without considering the guidelines and issuing warnings, had caused the disaster.
Many dams attained full capacity quickly as more water had flown towards it. The report clarified that the state government hadn’t seriously consider the warning of Met department and didn’t take much precautions to face the rain.
Many pleas were submitted at the high court showing that the state government failed to manage the flood. Following this, the court had appointed the amicus curiae.