Chennai: The Madurai bench of Madras High Court criticized a Cochin native for filing a petition to bring Arikomban back to Kerala. The court said that the elephant cannot be taken from there and left somewhere, and this petition is only for the sake of publicity.
The petition was given by a Cochin native Rabeka Joseph. The high court stopped her from filing her first petition for releasing Arikomban. The elephant was later allowed to release after the Tamil Nadu government informed that it should be shifted to the Kallakadu Mundathurai Tiger Reserve in such a way that it should not disturb the public. Rabeka’s plea was to release Arikomban to the Chola area.
The Forest Bench of the Madras High Court will consider a petition seeking the return of Arikamban to Kerala; the bench of Justice K. Subhramanyan and Justice Victoriya Gowri directed that it will be handed over to the forest range. The court rejected Rebeka’s request to consider the petition urgently, following this, the court criticized it as for getting publicity.