Himachal government asked to file fresh affidavit on Brakel

July 9th, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, July 9 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Wednesday asked the state government to file a detailed affidavit regarding its show-cause notice to the Dutch company Brakel Corporation over two proposed hydropower plants. As the matter came up for the resumed hearing, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Jagdish Bhalla and Justice Rajiv Sharma directed the state counsel to file the affidavit within 10 days.

The government July 7 issued a show-cause notice to Brakel, asking why its contract for two hydropower projects should not be cancelled.

It asked the company to explain why the allotment of the 960 MW Thopan-Powari project and the Jangi-Thopan project in Kinnaur district should not be cancelled and the upfront premium deposited by it forfeited.

The government took a serious note of the company allegedly giving wrong information to it regarding its financial and technical competence.

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