The Supreme Court rejected the Tamil Nadu’s appeal for permitting to submit an intermediate application to get its alleged pending share of the Cauvery water, reports Kannada Prabha.
Justice Deepak Mishra led 3-member bench heard the application by the Tamil Nadu questioning the judgement ruled by the Supreme Court Chief Justice and the Cauvery Water Distribution Tribunal. Consul for Tamil Nadu argued that Karnataka is yet to release Tamil Nadu’s share of 53 TMC water from Cauvery and requested to submit an intermediate application.
Rejecting the appeal, justice Deepak Mishra said the Cauvery water distribution hearing has been completed and the judgement is set aside. At this juncture no intermediate application is not permissible.
The Supreme Court has completed the inquiry into the appeal by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala questioning the judgement ruled by the Cauvery Tribunal in 2017, on Sep 20 and the judgement is set aside. The judgement is expected to be pronounced by Feb end.
Last year also, the Tamil Nadu government had appealed to the SC through intermediate application alleging Karnataka had not released adequate water from Cauvery. That had resulted in SC ruling that water must be released. Following the order, a serious law and order situation and acute water scarcity had resulted in the State.