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NO SECURITY THREAT TO BPCL PLANT IN MAHUL – SAYS HIGH COURT

mahulThe latest on the buildings built under the SRA scheme near the Mahul refiniries is that the Bombay High Court has dismissed the petition filed by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) challenging the construction of near its refinery plant at Mahul. In 2007, the BPCL had moved court objecting to the construction in the vicinity of its plant stating that it could pose a threat to the plant which can be a terrorist target. The state government, after consulting the Intelligence Bureau (IB), and the BMC had informed the court that there was no threat to the refinery plant. The state informed the court that the IB had also suggested that since the land in Mahul was private, BPCL could have bought it and maintained it as a green-belt. Dismissing BPCL’s petition, the court observed that the “government was agreeable to proposal of acquisition” but BPCL was not willing to spend the money which had a deposit of Rs120 crore with the collector to acquire the land. The court noted that the home ministry and the state government were well aware of security of the refinery plant and there was nothing before the court “which will raise doubt about the sincerity and bonafide of authorities in this regard.”

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