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HC seeks Centres response on probe in recall of Tavera cars

The Bombay High Court today asked Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to inform on June 20 what progress has been made in the probe made by a committee into the recall of Chevrolet Tavera cars by General Motors in 2013.

The direction was given by a bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Amjad Sayed on a PIL filed by activist Ketan Tirodkar seeking a CBI probe into the recall of Chevrolet Tavera cars by the company.

The petitioner today placed a letter written by the Union Transport Ministry to the public prosecutor in response to a direction given by the High Court to the Centre to file a reply to the PIL.

The letter said that a committee had been formed to monitor the progress of recall of Tavera BS-III and Tavera BS-IV models. The Additional Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, was the chairman while Joint Secretary, Transport Ministry, was a member of the committee.

The letter further stated that the General Motors had recalled 39,105 vehicles as on August 11, 2014. Since the action in the matter as per law was in progress, there was no need for a CBI probe, it said.

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