Economy NGT panel says Tamil Nadu government overreached by closing Vedanta smelter Updated : November 29, 2018 06:22 AM IST Police fired on environmental protesters calling for the closure of the plant in Thoothukudi in May, killing 13. State authorities responded by permanently shutting down the smelter. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.