The Karnataka High Court on Friday initiated suo motu proceedings based on media reports about dead Bonnet Macaques Monkeys found stuffed in gunny bags on the Belur-Sakleshpur Road in Karnataka. .A Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice NS Sanjay Gowda termed the news as "disturbing" and directed the Registrar General to register a suo motu PIL to initiate action against those behind the inhumane act.."We direct the Registrar General to register suo motu PIL seeking action against all responsible for the massacre of the monkeys. The Registrar General is directed to make Principal Forest Officer, Deputy Commissioner, Hassan, and Animal Welfare Board as respondents in the matter," the Court ordered. .The Court noted that various media as well as print channels had reported that large number of monkeys were found dead on the roadside in Belur taluk of Hassan district on the night of July 28, Wednesday. Along with the dead monkeys, about 15 monkeys, which were alive were also put in gunny bags, the Court further observed. "It is necessary for the writ court to take cognizance of this issue in the light of the law laid down by the Apex Court," the High Court said..According to media reports, more than 35 monkeys were found killed and 20 others injured in the district's Chowdanahalli village.The monkeys were poisoned, stuffed in gunny bags, beaten and thrown on the roadside near Chowdanahalli by some miscreants. The 20 monkeys injured in the barbaric act were immediately provided with water by the villagers..The matter will be next heard on August 4.