New Delhi: Tata Power on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging the government decision that allowed Reliance Power to divert surplus coal from the Sasan power project.
A bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan refused to give any interim relief to Tata Power, which has sought to restrain the government from allowing Reliance Power to use the captive coal allocated to the Anil Ambani group firm for any purpose other than generating electricity for the Sasan ultra mega power project.
However, the bench adjourned the matter till July.
Last month the Delhi high court had dismissed Tata Power’s petition challenging the government’s decision to allow Reliance Power to divert coal from the captive mines of the Sasan ultra mega power project for use elsewhere.
A division bench comprising Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Siddharth Mridul dismissed the petition filed by Tata Power after observing that the company has no locus standi to file this petition and it was not maintainable.
“The writ petition suffered from delay ... we do not see any warrant for exercising our power. This writ petition stands dismissed,” said the division bench.