A plea seeking an order changing the position of exhausts of all vehicles on the top rather than in the bottom claiming that this would lessen pollution has been rejected by the Supreme Court. The petition was made by Sabu Steephen, a Kerala resident who claimed that if the exhaust in farming vehicles was fixed at the higher level, it would reduce pollution.
The argument was not entertained by the bench as they said that it was lacking any scientific backup. “You tell us what is the basis of your prayer is. Is there any scientific research on it which would indicate that if the exhaust will be at the highest level of the vehicle, it will reduce pollution,” a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar asked the petitioner.
“It is not possible for us to appreciate the inference drawn by the petitioner. In any case, the inference drawn by the petitioner is not supported by any scientific data. In view of the above, we find no justification to entertain this petition,” said the bench.