Kochi,Jan 07(Agencies): The Kerala High court has directed the state government to make a periodic review of the threat perception to judges at least once in three months and report to the court on action taken from time to time.

A direction in this regard was issued by a division bench,comprising Chief Justice J Chelemeswar and Justice PR Ramachandran Menon on a petition by Basil Attipetty of Ernakulam,seeking a direction to the State Home Secretary and DGP to provide adequate and efficient police protection to serving and retired judges in the state.
The petitioner alleged that adequate protection was not being provided to the judges,referring to an attack on the property of former High Court judge Justice N Krishnan Nair.

The government filed an affidavit,stating that periodic review of threat perception to various judges was being made and various security measures are being undertaken to protect their lives and properties.

The court said the fact remains that the culprits responsible for the attack on the property of Justice Krishnan Nair have not yet been apprehended though a crime had been already registered and investigations were on.

"Hence it is appropriate to direct the state Government to make a periodic review of the threat perception,"the bench held.