SC tells CCI to approach Karnataka HC to vacate stay on probe against Amazon, Flipkart© financialexpress.com

SC tells CCI to approach Karnataka HC to vacate stay on probe against Amazon, Flipkart

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In a relief to Amazon Seller Services, Flipkart Internet and others, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) appeals seeking “expedition of proceedings and investigations” into alleged anti-competitive practices by the e-commerce giants and Intel Technology India.

The competition regulator had sought that the SC vacate two stay orders granted by the Karnataka High Court against its directions for probe against the e-commerce firms and the IT giant.

A Bench led by Justice AM Khanwilkar asked the CCI to approach the HC for any directions including vacation/ modification of the interim orders. It also requested the HC to decide the matter within six weeks from the date of the CCI filing a plea. Besides, the apex court gave liberty to the competition watchdog to revive its appeal as and when the occasion arises.