State Of Karnataka & Ors Vs. Asha Transports  INSC 787 (2 May 2008)
K.G. BALAKRISHNAN & R.V.
RAVEENDRAN & MUKUNDAKAM SHARMA
1 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO.3278 OF 2008 (@SPECIAL LEAVE
PETITION (CIVIL)NO.2224 OF 2006 ) STATE OF KARNATAKA & ORS. Appellant(s)
VERSUS ASHA TRANSPORTS Respondent(s) WITH
I.A.NO.2 in CIVIL APPEAL NO.3278 OF 2008 @ SLP(C)No.2224/2006 ORDER Leave
granted. Heard both sides.
2. The State has filed this appeal
challenging the order of the Division Bench affirming the order of the learned
Single Judge which permitted the respondent, pending consideration of the
application for renewal of its mining lease, to lift the excavated material ore
(said to have been excavated before the expiry of the lease period), by paying
3. The respondent filed
I.A.No.2/2007 seeking leave to withdraw the writ petition itself by setting
aside the order of the learned Single Judge and 2 Division Bench in its favour,
to avoid delay in consideration of its application for renewal. The learned
counsel for the State opposed the said application.
4. Learned counsel for the
respondent therefore submitted that he will not press I.A.2 and that the
respondent has no objection for the appeal itself being allowed.
5. Accordingly, we reject I.A.2
and allow this appeal and set aside the judgment of the Division Bench as also
the decision of the learned Single Judge permitting the respondent to lift the
excavated material by paying royalty.
(MUKUNDAKAM SHARMA) NEW DELHI;
2ND MAY, 2008.