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Emission Scandal: No Coercive Action Against Volkswagen, Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said no coercive action will be taken against German auto major Volkswagen for the use of a "cheat device" in its diesel cars in India, overruling the Rs 500-crore fine imposed on it by the National Green Tribunal.

According to this verdict by the Justice SA Bobde-led bench, Volkswagen will not have to pay the fine imposed for damaging the environment, for the time being.

The top green tribunal had on March 7 slapped a fine of Rs 500 crore on the multi-national auto company and directed it to deposit the amount within two months.

The green panel in November last year had said use of 'cheat device' by Volkswagen in diesel cars in India led to the inference of environmental damage and had directed it to deposit an interim amount of Rs 100 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board.

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