Karnataka HC Dismisses Pleas by Amazon, Flipkart to Quash Antitrust Probe

Karnataka High Court on Friday dismissed pleas by Amazon.com Inc and Walmart’s Flipkart to quash an antitrust investigation, a lawyer advised Reuters, greater than a yr after the probe was placed on maintain after authorized challenges by the businesses.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) introduced a probe in January 2020 into Amazon and Flipkart following a criticism from a dealer group which alleged they had been selling some “most well-liked sellers” and in flip hurting enterprise for different, smaller sellers.

The firms denied any wrongdoing and obtained a keep from a court docket final yr.

The High Court on Friday dismissed the petitions by Amazon and Flipkart to quash the probe, Abir Roy, a lawyer for the opposing Indian dealer group advised Reuters, successfully paving the way in which for restart of the investigation.

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