Update at 17:30: The Karnataka High Court has ordered a 2-month stay on the CCI probe against Amazon and Flipkart, Hindustan Times reported. Amazon told MediaNama that it welcomes the court's decision, and is confident about its compliance. Update at 14:10: The Karnataka High Court has reportedly stayed the CCI investigation, granting interim relief to Amazon, according to a Bar & Bench update. Senior Advocates Gopal Subramanium and Sajan Poovayya had appeared on behalf of Amazon India, per the update. We have reached out Amazon for comment. Breaking: Karnataka HC grants interim relief to Amazon by staying the CCI investigation. @amazon @amazonIN @poovayya pic.twitter.com/Av6rsiPAQ4 — Bar & Bench (@barandbench) February 14, 2020 A day after Amazon argued in Karnataka High Court that Competition Commission of India's (CCI) investigation — into the company's alleged competition law violations — lacked prima facie evidence, the CCI said the e-commerce giant's submission was a "mischevious one" and that arguments claiming that the CCI did not follow due process in gathering evidence were unfounded, reported the Economic Times. The competition regulator reportedly argued Amazon was misguiding the court by stating that CCI was overstepping its jurisdiction, and added that compliance with FDI laws does not give Amazon immunity from other laws of the country. The CCI had ordered a probe into alleged competition law violations by Amazon and Flipkart on January 13. Amazon questions CCI's evidence: Amazon had argued in the Karnataka HC that the probe was based on information from a group of smartphone traders, who had made similar unsuccessful accusations…
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