SC penalises Reliance for laying cables through national park

SC penalises Reliance for laying cables through national park on april 5, 2007, the Supreme Court imposed a penalty of Rs 1 crore on Reliance Telecom for laying 22 km of optic fibre lines through Madhav National Park (mnp) in Madhya Pradesh without permission from authorities. The company was directed to deposit the amount in the compensatory afforestation fund for undertaking conservation activities in mnp. Reliance Telecom was directed to deposit the penalty within a month.

The order came after the court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (cec) recommended strict action against the company for trying to evade the net present value