No relaxation of order limiting import of pet coke: SC

New Delhi, Jan 28 : The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a batch of applications from different industries seeking relaxation of its earlier order limiting the import of pet coke for the use of certain industries, including cement and aluminium, as feed stock.

"We will die one day but these industries will prosper," said a bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Deepak Gupta refusing to dilute their last year's order limiting the import of pet coke to 1.4 million metric tonnes.

"We are not going to dilute our order in any way, it (hearing) is over," said Justice Mishra as a battery of senior lawyers including Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Ranjit Kumar, Shyam Divan, Jayant Bhushan appearing for different industries tried to impress upon the court the need to relax the order and permit more imports.

The bench, in another matter relating to sealing of unauthorised constructions, barred the Delhi High Court from entertaining any plea challenging the order of the top court appointed monitoring committee on sealing of unauthorised structures in the national capital.

Staying an order of the High Court in a matter and restraining it from entertaining any issue arising from the decision of the monitoring committee, the bench said: "This (top) court had made it clear that any decision of the monitoring committee can be challenged before it only."

The court on Monday cited its December 15, 2017 judgment and the orders of September 7 and November 27, 2018, clearing saying that any decision of the monitoring committee could only be challenged before it.



Source: IANS