SC asks govt to notify law on packaging tobacco in two days

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New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) The Supreme Court today refused togrant more time to the Centre for implementing the law toregulate the use of plastic for packaging gutka and othertobacco products and asked it to notify that within two days.

"We are not going to give you more time. No question ofgiving more time. You should notify the law within two daysavailable to you (government). You would violate the court''sorder at your peril," a bench headed by Justice G S Singhvisaid, directing the government to meet the deadline set by itin December.

The court referred to its December 2010 order, in whichit had directed the Centre to come out with the law withineight weeks which expires on February 4.

Pleading for more time, a junior Central governmentcounsel contended that rules have already been framed inSeptember 2009 and only a formal notification is required toimplement the law. .

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