We’re not tigers, says top court

‘The State govt. is not a helpless entity’
States should not fear if a matter is pending before the Supreme Court as it is not a “man-eating tiger”, the apex court has said. “We are not a tiger or something. We are not man-eating tigers. They should not have fear,” a Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta observed. The court’s observation came when senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for a private firm, argued that a petition filed against the company, alleging illegal mining in Andhra Pradesh, was aimed at pressuring the State government. The counsel for Andhra Pradesh placed on record a recent order passed by the State government suspending mining operations by the Trimex Group. Mr. Rohatgi said this was not a case of illegal mining and the State had taken the decision as the apex court was hearing the matter. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for petitioner and former senior bureaucrat E.A.S. Sarma, said the State had only ordered suspension of the lisence, but they should cancel it and recover the money from the company. “The petition has been filed to pressurise the State to take a call. We have to challenge it [the order passed by the State],” Mr. Rohatgi said.
The SC will hear the matter next on September 27.
Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/were-not-tigers-says-top-court/article25011444.ece

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