Strelite case: SC declines Madras HC’s stay order for CBI probe in police firing on protesters

Strelite case: SC declines Madras HC’s stay order for CBI probe in police firing on protesters

Strelite case: SC declines Madras HC’s stay order for CBI probe in police firing on protesters

Supreme Court on Friday declined to stay a Madras High Court order for a CBI inquiry into the police firing on protesters demanding the closure of the Sterlite Copper plant — a unit of the Vedanta Group — over pollution concerns. The firing took place on the 100th day of the protests in Thoothukudi in May.

Thirteen people died that day. A Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, issued notice to the CBI on the petition filed by the Tamil Nadu government against the High Court order.