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Flipkart petitions Karnataka HC against CCI probe order: Report

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We missed this earlier. Walmart-owned Flipkart last week filed a legal challenge against the anti-trust investigation ordered against the company by the Competition Commission of India (CCI), reported Reuters. CCI had in January ordered a probe (download copy here) into alleged violations of competition law by Amazon and Flipkart, following which, Amazon petitioned the Karnataka High Court earlier this month — stating that the CCI's probe lacked prime facie evidence, and that the regulator was overstepping its jurisdiction. The Karnataka HC stayed the investigation (download order here), granting interim relief to Amazon. Flipkart's legal filing was reportedly aimed at signalling that it's aggrieved by the CCI's probe order — it argued that the CCI ordered the probe without initial evidence that the company's practices were harming competition. It said the order was "perverse" and passed without application of mind. The company also…

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