SC Rejects RNRL's Speedy Trial Plea
The Supreme Court has refused to take up a gas dispute between Reliance Industries and RNRL for final hearing on September 1.
A bench headed Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan said that the Supreme Court will decide on the date of final hearing on September 1 when it will consider various petitions related to the dispute.
The RNRL pleas came up for mentioning and the company's counsel Mukul Rohtagi requested that final hearing to be done on September 1 as the entire Bombay High Court record was before the apex court and nothing was left to be filed.
"All parties are here," he said, referring to Mukesh Ambani-led RIL, the government and gas users.
RIL counsel Harish Salve has questioned the need for early final hearing, saying "what public interest would this serve?"