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Give progress report on panel probing GM’s Tavera recall: HC

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 on Monday 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. 

The PIL alleged that a government panel's report had indicted the company for substandard engines in Chevrolet Tavera BS3 (2.5L variant) and BS4 (2.0L variant). According to the PIL, in July 2013 GM recalled 1.14 lakh units of its multi-purpose vehicle to address emission and specification issues. 
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