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SC dismisses PIL against Narmada Bachao Andolan

SC dismisses PIL against Narmada Bachao Andolan
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Jul 10 2007. 11 47 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Jul 10 2007. 11 47 AM IST
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed a PIL filed by a Gujarat based NGO seeking CBI probe into alleged illegal activities and receiving of foreign funds by the Medha Patkar-led Narmada Bachao Andolan and its support group.
A Bench comprising Justice C K Thakker and Justice Altamas Kabir said that no case was made out for CBI probe.
The Bench said the allegations in the PIL are vague and without proper foundation. The court also imposed a cost of Rs5,000 on the petitioner, National Council of Civil Liberties. The NBA had strongly opposed the PIL filed by NCCL and had even questioned its maintainability contending that it was filed to settle personal score.
Though Patkar and CBI were named as parties in the PIL, they were not issued notices.
The NCCL has sought probe into the activities of the NBA alleging that the outfit was acting at the behest of foreign powers and creating political instability in India on the strength of funds received from abroad.
The NBA alleged that NCCL was suppressing some crucial facts and a personal battle was being fought by “misusing the judiciary” by filing a PIL.
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First Published: Tue, Jul 10 2007. 11 47 AM IST