National Desk: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) does not have the right to test the validity of laws or to nullify them. The bench, headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde, made the remarks while hearing an appeal challenging Section 40 of the Biodiversity Act.
bench also included Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Balasubramanian. The bench said that in the meantime OA pending before the National Green Tribunal, Chennai. Further proceedings in the number 10/2014 will be interim stay. ”The Environment Support Group filed an appeal challenging Section 40 of the Biodiversity Act, 2002.
The petition was filed in the Karnataka High Court and later transferred to the NGT. The group contended the High Court order challenging the transfer of the matter to the NGT, the tribunal does not have the power to decide the validity of any law.