New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre, States of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and the joint venture companies floated by the Union of India and Adani group on a Public Interest Litigation seeking cancellation
of the coal block allotment.
A three judge bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna issued notice after hearing counsel Prashant Bhushan, appearing for Chattisgrth based social activist Dinesh Kumar Soni.
The petitioner brought to the notice of the court that the Joint Venture Company (Parsa Kente Collieries Ltd.) between a State PSU (M/s Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd) and a private company (M/s Adani Mining Private Limited) which is still in operation in violation of the apex court verdict.
The PIL sought a direction to the Union of India to cancel the allocation of the PEKB, Parsa, Kente Extension coal blocks allotted to RRVUNL for contravention of Coal Mines (Special Provisio-ns) Act 2015 and Coal Block Judgment of this Court.
The petition also sought a direction to the RRVUNL to cancel the Joint Venture and Coal Mining Delivery Agreement with AEL and PKCL as being in contravention of coal block judgment and new law....