The Supreme Court has imposed Rs 1 crore as restoration charges in the rock painting case on MBD Books, Coke, Pepsico, Grasim, Fena, State Bank of India, Sleepwell Mattresses and Amaron. The companies have be asked to deposit the amount within 10 days.
According to the order MBD Books and Coke will have to pay Rs 30 lakh each, Pepsi Rs 15 lakh, Grasim and Fena Rs 10 lakh each, SBI and Sleepwell Mattresses Rs 1.25 lakh each and Amaraon Rs 2.5 lakh.
The amount has to be deposited with the centrally-empowered Jaikrishna committee, which will now take charge of the restoration issue.
Further order on the balance Rs 3 crore towards the corpus of Rs 5 crore for carrying out restoration work will be taken up at the next date of hearing, October 22, the court said. This is besides the Rs 1-crore that Himachal Pradesh was asked to pay for its dereliction of duty.