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Vedanta yet to receive Madras High Court notice on Sterlite Copper plant

The high court on Tuesday had ordered the CBI to probe the incident of police firing in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin on May 22.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 16, 2018 16:10 IST ]
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Vedanta yet to receive Madras HC notice on Sterlite Copper plant

Mining major Vedanta on Thursday said it will "evaluate further course of action" only after it receives the Madras High Court’s notice to the group's Sterlite Copper plant on a petition seeking Rs 750 crore compensation. The group confirmed it has yet not received the notice from the high court.

The high court on Tuesday had ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the incident of police firing in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin on May 22, which had claimed the life of 13 people protesting the Sterlite Copper smelter plant.

"This is with reference to your email regarding a news item titled 'Madras HC issues notice to Vedanta's Sterlite on plea for Rs 7.5 bn relief'," the London-listed company led by Anil Agarwal said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

"The company upon receipt of the communication, will make necessary announcement," the BSE filing said as the Vedanta Resources still await the notice and the copy of petition from the Madras High Court.

The high court had issued the notice earlier this week, on a plea seeking Rs 750 crore towards rehabilitation of those affected by the pollution, caused allegedly by the plant and towards relief of victims injured in police firing in May.

The court also quashed the charges slapped against six protesters under the National Security Act for their role in the violence.

Nearly 60 people were injured in the police firing.

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