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HC notice to Goa CM's son, others for "destruction of forest"

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The bench of Tuesday issued notice to Manohar Parrikar's son in connection with a PIL accusing him of destroying area for his eco-tourism project.

A division bench of Justices and issued notices to and several others, including senior government officials, asking them to file replies by March 11.

The PIL, filed by local residents and Prakash Bhagat, alleges rampant destruction of forest, specially in the notified eco-sensitive zone adjoining in Netravali village in Sanguem taluka, by Hideaway Hospitality, a company owned by

Notices have also been issued to Secretary, Union Ministry of Environment, and Climate Change, of Goa, of Forest, Goa, the state Eco-sensitive Zone Management Committee, Neturlim village Panchayat and the Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board, among others.

"The petition will set out how the entire of the was misused by the route of to grant in-principle approval and granting permissions illegally to the project," the PIL read.

The PIL claims that, on the strength of permissions obtained, on the property was destroyed.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 19:35 IST