SC refuses to entertain Sterlite’s plea for access to closed copper plant in Tuticorin


SC refuses to entertain Sterlite’s plea for access to closed copper plant in Tuticorin

The Supreme Court refused on Friday to entertain a petition filed by Vedanta group firm Sterlite Copper seeking access to its closed smelter plant in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu to carry out maintenance activities.

The firm had also challenged in the apex court the Madras High Court’s order which had declined to give an early hearing to their interim application as well as the main petitions, which relate to the Tamil Nadu State Pollution Control Board (TNPCB’s) order to shut down the plant.

“We are not here to control the high court,” a bench headed by Justice R F Nariman said after which the firm withdrew its plea. Read More

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