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Vedanta: Supreme Court issues notice in plea challenging Madras HC order refusing to allow reopening of Thoothukudi plant

Recently, the Madras High Court had dismissed a plea filed by Vedanta challenging the closure of its Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi.

Shruti Mahajan

The Supreme Court today issued notice in a petition filed by Vedanta Sterlite Copper against the decision of the Madras High Court refusing to allow the reopening of the copper smelter plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi.

The Bench of Justices Rohinton Nariman, Navin Sinha and Indira Banerjee refused to grant any interim relief in the matter while issuing notice.

The Court has fixed the date for hearing in the matter after four weeks, at which stage the lawyers involved may be permitted to argue on the aspect of stay, the Court said.

Recently, the Madras High Court had dismissed the plea filed by Vedanta challenging the closure of its Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi.

The High Court had further refused to accede to a request made by the counsel for Vedanta to maintain status quo for a few weeks.

The judgment was pronounced by a Division Bench of Justices TS Sivagnananam and Bhuvani Subbaroyan after the matter was reserved in January this year.

The High Court had stated that its verdict would have been out by March 12, if it were not for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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