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Cauvery row: SC dismisses plea seeking compensation from K'taka & TN

The apex court had ordered both TN and K'taka governments to file list of witnesses within a week

ANI  |  New Delhi 

A view of Supreme Court of India building in New Delhi. Photo: PTI
A view of Supreme Court of India building in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

The on Friday dismissed the plea seeking compensation from both and Governments for the loss of property during the Cauvery water-related dispute between both the states.

Siva Kumar, a based activist had earlier filed the petition in the on the same.

On January 9, the government sought a compensation of Rs 2,480 crore from for not releasing water to the state despite getting the directive to do so.

The apex court had ordered both the and the governments to file a list of witnesses within a week.

However, the apex court on January 4 announced to continue the hearing of the Cauvery water issue on February 7.

A bench of the headed by Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A M Khanwilkar extended the interim order in the water issue, directing to release 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu, till the next order.

The lawyer from the side of Shekhar Naphade urged the three-judge bench to bring the matter to a logical end for which there should be continuous hearing.

Earlier, on December 9, the apex court upheld its constitutional power and right to hear appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, and Kerala, against the 2007 Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal final award.

First Published: Fri, January 13 2017. 17:11 IST
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