Over the delay in Barathi Cements, HC pulls up AP Govt

     Written by : SMTV24x7 | Tue, Dec 06, 2016, 05:04 AM

Over the delay in Barathi Cements, HC pulls up AP Govt

Andhra Pradesh, Dec 6 : The Court is losing its patience over the way of Chandrababu Naidus Govt handling the issue of filing a counter in the Bharati Cements case, which is owned by Jagan Mohan Reddy. On monday, the Hyderabad High court directed the principle secretary of AP mines to file a statement before the court deals with the issue again. The Bharathi cements seeking public hearing over obtaining environment clearance for bringing and supplying limestone for its cement plant.

Ramesh Ranganathan, bench of Acting Chief Justice and Justice Shankar Narayana gave an ultimatum in hearing the AP's special government pleader D Ramesh who sought a few more weeks for filing the counter on the ground that the GOs were missing from the Secretariat of AP.

C V Mohan Reddy, senior counsel told to the court that the state has been disliking to file a counter.

He also said, "We will stop relying on the cited GOs, we will rely on GOs issued in favour of some other cement firms in 2016. These GOs show that the state has granted a conditional lease and had even entered into lease agreements on the condition that the companies would obtain environment clearances,".