New Delhi, Jan 17: National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday asked carmaker Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore by 5 PM tomorrow (January 18) in emission case.
If Volkswagen fails to pay the stipulated amount within 24 hours,
the Tribunal warned of punitive action including the arrest of carmaker’s country MD and seizure of all properties across India.
In November last year, the green panel had directed Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) within a month for causing “serious environmental damage” by using a cheat device that lowered vehicular emissions only during tests.
The German auto major challenged the order in the Supreme Court but the court refused to put a stay on the Tribunal’s directive.
On Tuesday, a four-member committee constituted by the NGT in