The CCI probe is set to resume at a time when the government is considering changes to the e-commerce regulations in response to repeated complaints against Amazon and Flipkart. The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed pleas by Amazon and Flipkart to stop the investigation by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) into the alleged anti-competitive practices of the two e-commerce companies. Why it matters? CCI initiated a probe into the multiple allegations against Amazon and Flipkart in January 2020, but the investigation was immediately put on hold due to legal challenges by the two platforms. On July 23, 2021, the investigation was all set to resume after the Karnataka High Court dismissed the appeals filed by Amazon and Flipkart challenging an earlier ruling that had allowed the probe by the CCI to resume, but the two companies once again challenged…
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