SC turns down pleas of companies in coal scam

Updated - November 16, 2021 07:46 pm IST

Published - September 12, 2014 01:58 pm IST - New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to give any further hearing on the pleas of companies, which were illegally allocated coal blocks by the government.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha turned down the pleas of power generating companies that they should be re-heard in case the apex court decides to cancel the allotments.

The Bench has already reserved its order on the fate of 218 coal blocks allocations, which were declared by it as illegal and arbitrary.

The apex court had on September 9 reserved its order after the Centre advocated their cancellation while the allotees blamed the government for irregularities and demanded setting up of a committee to go into each of the allocations.

The Coal Producers Association, Sponge Iron Manufacturers Association and Independent Power Producers Association of India and some private entities had opposed the stand of the government for not favouring the constitution of any committee to look into consequences of the August 25 judgement of the apex court.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.