HC grants interim stay to Sterlite Copper

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The Economic Times reported that the Madras High Court on Wednesday granted interim stay on a state government order canceling land allotment of 342.2 acres to the Vedanta group’s copper plant in Tuticorin following protests against the unit and killing of 13 people in police firing in May.

Justice V Parthibhan ordered notice to the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT) chairman, seeking his explanation by October 25 and posted the case for hearing on that date.

The judge said it appeared that the chairman had passed the “impugned order out of haste disregarding the established legal norms that normally followed in such matters ostensibly on the basis of public perception”.

Petitioner Satyapriya, an official of the Vedanta Ltd, (Sterlite Copper Unit) at SICOT Industrial complex, submitted that the Centre had given formal approval to the firm’s proposal for development, operation, and maintenance of the sector-specific special economic zone.

The Environment and Forest ministry had accorded environmental clearance for the unit’s expansion.

Source- https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/hc-grants-interim-stay-on-tn-order-cancelling-land-allotment-to-vedanta-plant/articleshow/66057957.cms