A Three judge bench of Supreme Court in a landmark ruling has pronounced its order in the decades-old Cauvery water dispute case and ordered Karnataka to provide 177.2 TMC water to Tamil Nadu, saying one sate cannot claim ownership of a river . Karnataka is also sent to receive an additional 14.75 TMC of water, while 4.7 TMC of this will be for Bengaluru city alone, the court has held.
According to various media reports, the apex court verdict implies that Karnataka will get an additional 14.75 TMC as compared to the previous 2007 order, where it was directed to give 192 TMC to TN.
No deviance shall be shown by any state, the Supreme Court said while delivering the Cauvery verdict.
The verdict was delivered by the three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and AM Khanwilkar.
Security was been beefed up in both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu ahead of the Supreme Court verdict in decades-old Cauvery water dispute case.
According to ANI, elaborate security arrangement has been made in Bengaluru and other cities as the authorities fear law and order problems in the wake of an adverse verdict by the top court.
Bengaluru Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar informed that at least 15,000 police personnel have been deployed on duty.
Karnataka State Reserved Police Force and personnel from other forces have also been deployed to avoid any untoward incident across the state.