SC refuses to stay warrant against CPCB chairman

SC refuses to stay warrant against CPCB chairman

 The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the bailable warrant issued against the chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The CPCB chairman had earlier failed to appear and respond on steps taken to prevent the death of workers due to silicosis in Gujarat.

A vacation bench of Justices A M Sapre and Ashok Bhushan rejected the plea made by the counsel appearing for the chairman for stay of the order as he has now been asked to be present before the apex court on June 30.

"We cannot stay the order (issuing bailable warrant) passed by the regular bench. You approach the regular bench," the bench told the counsel.

"How can we modify the order passed by another bench? You have to comply with the order," the bench added.

NBWs earlier

A bench of justices Kurian Joseph and R F Nariman had earlier issued bailable warrants against the CPCB chairman after taking note of his non-appearance before it in the case.
In February, the court had asked the CPCB to apprise it of the steps taken to prevent the disease and to provide workers a dignified and safe working environment.


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