New Delhi: The Central government, in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, Thursday has said the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) cannot be deployed at the Mullaperiyar dam unless the Kerala government demands for it.
The apex court, while considering the Tamil Nadu government’s plea, has also said it is satisfied with the security provided by the Kerala government for the dam.
The Kerala government had earlier filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court stating that there was no need to station the CISF for protecting Mullaperiyar dam.
Tamil Nadu government had moved the court seeking CISF presence for protecting the Mullaperiyar dam.
The dam is maintained by the Tamil Nadu government but the dam's security is with the Kerala Police and Tamil Nadu pays for it.