Calcutta High Court sets aside order on Nano deal

September 26th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday set aside the order of the West Bengal information commissioner directing the state government to make public its agreement with Tata Motors for setting up the Nano plant in Singur.Giving the directive, Justice Dipankar Dutta also asked the information commissioner to hear the case afresh and give Tata Motors a chance to represent its case.

The information commission was asked by the court to hold the hearing within eight weeks.

Tata Motors had moved a writ petition against the information commission order for uploading sections of the Nano agreement to the state government website.

The commission, working under the Central Information Commission, was set up by the state government with a chairman and member nominated by Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and the leader of the opposition in the state assembly Partha Chattopadhyay.

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