BT brinjal biopiracy case: court vacates stay

Date:Oct 14, 2013

Karnataka High Court allows biodiversity boards to go ahead with criminal prosecution of seed company Mahyco and others, accused to using local brinjal varieties to develop the GM vegetable

The Karnataka High Court has vacated the stay granted by it to the accused in the Bt Brinjal biopiracy case. The court has asked the National Biodiversity Board (NBA) and Karnataka Biodiversity Board (KBB) to continue with the criminal proceedings against the present and former vice-chancellor of University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad. The ruling came on Friday after the high court stay was challenged by the two biodiversity boards.