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NGT rejects plea alleging falsification of emission readings by Mercedes-Benz

  • The plea heard by the National Green Tribunal sought strict action against management of Mercedes-Benz maker.

The National Green Tribunal has refused to entertain a plea alleging falsification of emission readings by manufacturers of Mercedes-Benz car saying there is no tangible material to support the violation of law.

“We find that neither the applicant claims to be a victim nor there is any material showing the loss suffered by the applicant. Nor he has shown his representative capacity to safeguard rights of people who may not be able to directly take the remedy. In absence of adequate particulars, we do not find it appropriate to entertain this application," a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said.

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The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Tanuj Mittal alleging falsification of emission readings by manufacturers of Mercedes Benz. 

The plea stated that as per prospectus issued by the company in May 2020, the installation of cheat device in the engine and findings recorded by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, are mentioned. 

On this basis, the plea sought action be taken against management of the car manufacturing company.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

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