Karnataka High Court quashes Amazon, Flipkart plea against antitrust probe into smartphone discounts – The Economic Times

Clipped from: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/retail/karnataka-high-court-quashes-amazon-flipkart-plea-against-antitrust-probe-into-smartphone-sales/articleshow/84668532.cmsSynopsis

The Competition Commission of India is investigating allegations that the two companies promote select sellers on their e-commerce platforms and use deep discounts to stifle competition.

Karnataka High Court on Friday dismissed a petition by Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart seeking revocation of a single judge’s decision to allow an antitrust probe against them to continue.

A Division Bench of Justices Satish Chandra Sharma and Natraj Rangaswamy passed the order in a batch of appeals moved by the e-commerce giants against a June 11 order of a Single Judge of the High Court.

E-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart had approached the Karnataka High Court against a CCI order which had called for a Director General (DG) investigation into allegations of anti-competitive conduct in the online sale of smartphones on its platform.

The Competition Commission of India is investigating allegations that the two companies promote select sellers on their e-commerce platforms and use deep discounts to stifle competition.

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