Walmart's Flipkart has appealed to India's Supreme Court against a state court's decision that allowed an antitrust probe into the e-commerce firm and the company has also named Amazon as a respondent in the case, along with the Competition Commission of India, Delhi Vyapar Mahasangh and the Confederation of All India Traders.

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The Karnataka High Court last week dismissed a proceeding filed by Amazon and Flipkart in an attempt to subdue the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) 2020 investigation. The two companies denied cheating, but the court said, “They should not be ashamed to face an investigation.”

Further details of the challenge were not immediately clear. The SC website showed Flipkart had filed a case against the CCI and other parties, without revealing further details, Reuters added. Amazon could also file an appeal against the HC ruling, according to the people familiar with the matter.

CCI had ordered the probe in January last year, saying it had “prima facie” evidence to begin an investigation under Section 26 (1) of the Competition Act, 2002. following which both the companies had moved the High Court seeking quashing of the probe order.


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