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State Govt supports claims of Vaishali villagers against asbestos company in High Court

Written By Gopal Krishna on Monday, July 22, 2013 | 8:05 AM

Patna, July 22, 2013: In the Patna High Court today, Justice J N Singh acknowledged that State Govt supports the claims of Vaishali villagers against asbestos company in High Court while hearing the case against Bihar Government filed by Kolkata based Utkal Asbestos Limited (UAL). The hearing is underway on a regular basis.

The key issue of challenge by the asbestos company to the power of the Chairman, Bihar State Pollution Control Board to cancel its No Objection Certificate (NOC) has been contested by the Board. In any case NOC of the company has admittedly expired on May 7, 2013.

As per High Court’s order “challenging the order of the Chairman (BSPCB), is now the core of issue”. The Court has observed that now asbestos company’s petition CWJC No.4802 of 2013 filed against the Bihar Government and others has been replaced by CWJC No. 9064 of
2013, which now the “main case”.

The company is represented by Senior advocate Binod Kanth and the BSPCB is represented Mr. Shivendra Kishore and State Government is represented by Lalit Kishor, Principal Additional Advocate General. Villagers’ Khet Bachao Jeevan Bachao Jan Sangharsh Committee (KBJBJC), Vaishali is represented by Advocate Abhimanyu Sharma.

For Details: Gopal Krishna, ToxicsWatch Alliance (TWA), Mb:8227816731, 09818089660, Web:www.toxicswatch.org, E-mail:goplalkrishna1715@gmail.com
Ajit Kr Singh, Convener, Khet Bachao Jeevan Bachao Jan Sangharsh Committee
(KBJBJC), Vaishali, Mb: 09931669311, E-mail:ajeetsinghpushkar@gmail.com
 Abhimanyu Sharma, Advocate, Patna High Court, Mb: 9631290074
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