Nagpur: Taking serious cognisance of “unsubstantiated” allegations against the judiciary, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, on Tuesday, imposed a fine of Rs.1 lakh on Kolkata based firm Titagarh Wagons Limited. Dismissing the review petition filed by Consortium of Titagarh Fireman Adler SPA and Titagarh Wagons Limited, the court censured the company, tersely observing that it didn’t apply mind while drafting the plea.
A division bench comprising justice Bhushan Gavai and justice Vinay Deshpande asked petitioner to deposit the amount into Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and submit its receipt with court’s registry within two weeks.
The Kolkata-based firm re-approached judiciary filing a review petition that challenged Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited‘s move to allot the work tender to China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) Limited for manufacturing metro coaches. Senior counsel Surendra Kumar Mishra assisted by Kaustubh Devghade appeared for NMRCL, while senior counsel Shreehari Aney and Anjan De represented Consortium of Titagarh.
According to petitioner, NMRCL issued a tender for shortlisting of work as per the ‘Bid Data Sheet’ on January 25. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was executed between Titagarh Wagons Limited and Titagarh Firema Adler SpA to form a consortium for participation in the tender process.