The petitioners have sought a CBI probe into the alleged “collusion between RIL and the political establishment.”
The petitioners — also including former secretary Ramaswamy Iyer and NGO Common Cause — also challenged the Centre’s decision to raise the price of natural gas.
The apex court has already issued notice to the Centre on the same issue, on the basis of a PIL filed by CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta, which made similar allegations.
The court has tagged their PIL with Dasgupta’s petition.
Reliance had filed an affidavit refuting Dasgupta’s allegations and stating that it has taken all steps for arbitration proceedings with the Centre to sort out disputes.