Bench recuses itself from Essar Oil case

A Gujarat High Court bench recused itself from hearing a petition filed by Essar Oil Ltd (EOL) seeking direction that the state government should allow repayment in instalments and waive interest in relation to its sales tax deferment liability.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:June 23, 2012 5:45 am

A Gujarat High Court bench recused itself from hearing a petition filed by Essar Oil Ltd (EOL) seeking direction that the state government should allow repayment in instalments and waive interest in relation to its sales tax deferment liability.

The division bench of Justice V M Sahai and Justice N V Anjaria on Friday said “not before us” after hearing the matter for an hour,citing no reasons.

In its petition filed in May,the company has sought waiver from payment of interest and penalty to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore with regard to its sales tax deferment liability to the Gujarat government.

It has also sought directions for the state government to allow the company to make repayment in form of annual instalments from April 2013.

The state government had earlier rejected this proposal of the company.

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