HC breather for MSPL

 
MSPL had obtained a 20-year lease of 347.22 acre of land for mining purposes. The lease valid up to 2022. However, the RFO directed the Company to stop the operation claiming that the mining waste was being dumped on an encroached land.

The petitioner MSPL claimed that it had been dumping the waste within a specified area. The Court on April 1, 2009 had directed DCF, Bellary, to inspect and survey the land and take appropriate decision. However, the petitioner alleged that they were asked to stop the activities, without conducting any survey.

The green bench headed by CJ P D Dinakaran opined that they had no option but to stay the impugned proceedings and directed that the status quo before April 1, 2009 order of the Court, be maintained.

Notice ordered

Site aspirants in Davangere got a reprieve with the HC staying re-notification on allotment of sites. Justice Hulavadi G Ramesh granted stay on the operation of the re-notification and ordered notice to the Urban Development Authority.

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