New Delhi, October 16
*SC appoints ex-judge of apex court docket Justice Madan B Lokur as one-man panel to watch steps to stop stubble-burning.
*SC directs chief secretaries of Punjab, Haryana and UP to assist Lokur panel in surveillance of fields the place stubble is burnt.
*NCC, Nationwide Service Scheme and Bharat Scouts be deployed for helping panel in monitoring stubble-burning in Punjab, Haryana and UP.
*We direct states involved to supply enough safety, secretarial infrastructure and transport to Lokur panel: SC.
*Lokur panel shall submit its report on stubble-burning fortnightly to apex court docket, says SC.
*SG Tushar Mehta opposes establishing of one-man committee of Justice Lokur (retd) to take steps to stop stubble-burning.
*SC rejects SG’s plea objecting to appointment of Lokur panel, says states involved had been heard within the matter. PTI