India’s Supreme Court on Monday, October 26, asked the Karnataka High Court to decide the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) plea for vacating stay on the investigation against e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart for alleged anti-competitive practices, reported Bloomberg.
A bench comprising Justices AM Khanwikar, Dinesh Maheswari, and Sanjiv Khanna asked the CCI to approach the High Court for relief.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CCI, said that the probe ordered against e-commerce companies was administrative in nature and would not affect the rights of any party.
He sought keeping the petition pending saying there are several wider issues involved in the case.
Senior advocate AM Singhvi, appearing for the e-commerce companies, said the CCI approached the top court after the delay of over 200 days.
The bench said that the High Court would hear the matter and decide it within six weeks and added the petition may be revived if no decision is given by the High Court in the said period.
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