The top court, on December 2, last year had rejected the interim plea of Vedanta Ltd that it be permitted to inspect its Sterlite copper plant and to operate it for a month.
It is to be noted that actor Rajinikanth was summoned to appear for the inquiry on January 19.
According to the Commission's advocate, there is a "likelihood" of the actor being summoned in January, even as the star avoided a personal appearance in February this year.
The plant was closed in 2018 after the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) found violations of environmental norms.
In the second phase, the company plans to move from 24 million Fkm to 33 million Fkm by March or April next year.
The copper slag amounting to 3.5 lakh tonnes was generated by the now defunct Sterlite Copper and had been dumped on a private patta land on the banks of the Uppar stream in 2011
The scrip rose by 3.78 per cent to close at Rs 163.25 on the BSE. During the day, it jumped 6 per cent to Rs 166.80 apiece.
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Vedanta also said there was no intent, deliberate or otherwise, to state anything that was even remotely disrespectful of the divisional bench
The Madras High Court, on August 18, had declined the plea of the mining company, which urged the court to allow it to reopen the copper plant.
The Madras High Court that rejected Vedanta's plea to reopen Sterlite Copper, had said that the unaccounted discharge of mercury from the smelter unit was a serious cause of concern.
The outcome of the 2018 shootout cost the ruling AIADMK dearly in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, where the party managed to win just one seat in Tamil Nadu.
The members of Anti-Sterlite People's Movement demanded the State government to file a caveat in the top court to ensure permanent closure of the plant.
At no point in our operations were any concerns of pollution raised by the appropriate authorities.
The court questioned as to why Sterlite was permitted to handle and dispose of hazardous and other waste after the expiry of the authorization on July 9, 2013 without being monitored.
Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar welcomed the verdict and said the High Court has endorsed the view of the TN government that the Sterlite plant should not be allowed to reopen