‘No Logic Or Basis’: SC Dismisses PIL against Upcoming Private Zoo in Gujarat

The Supreme Court dismissed a plea contesting the permit given to Reliance Industries to build a zoo in Gujarat’s Jamnagar, stating there was no logic or substance in the case.

A bench of justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Krishna Murari dismissed an advocate’s petition to prohibit Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre from acquiring animals.

According to the Supreme Court, there is little doubt that the Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre is both a zoo and a rescue centre.

It stated that there was no legal flaw in the Central Zoo Authority’s recognition of the zoo and the rescue centre. The petitioner’s assertions about respondent No. 2’s lack of competence or commercialization remain questionable, and it does not appear that the petitioner conducted the necessary investigation before approaching this court in PIL jurisdiction.

It should be noted that the petitioner himself is not an expert in the field and has only formulated the petition based on unprofessional news reports. In any event, if a specialty must be dealt with, is under the supervision of Defendant no.1 (Central Zoo Authority), and there is no disease on his part, exercising PIL jurisdiction will not be supported.

Petitioner Kanhaiya Kumar  also requested the establishment of  SIT for the management of the Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre.

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