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New Delhi, April 11: The Supreme Court Monday dismissed in an interim order an application filed by Anil Agarwal Foundation to commence construction of the boundary wall of the proposed Vedanta University in Puri. The main petition in this regard will be heard in the third week of July.
A three-member bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and justices Uday Umesh Lalit and R Banumathi heard the matter.
“Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Foundation had given an application in Supreme Court to start construction of the boundary wall of the university.
The apex court dismissed the Vedanta plea and asked the party to withdraw the application. The main application in this regard will be heard in the third week of July,” said Uma Ballabh Rath, former MLA and Vedanta Birodhi Sangharsha Samiti convener.
Senior advocate P Chidambaram had appeared for Anil Agarwal Foundation whereas KK Venugopal and Prasanta Bhusan appeared for the government of Orissa and Vedanta Birodhi Sangarsha Samiti respectively.
It may be noted that the Orissa High Court had earlier quashed the land acquisition process and termed the process illegal. The project was opposed by the anti-land acquisition campaigners.