Delhi HC Grants Time Till 27 Aug to Whatsapp, Facebook to Respond to CCI Notice
The court adjourned the matter due to the unavailability of the lawyer representing CCI in the matter.
The court was on Friday hearing the pleas filed by WhatsApp and Facebook against the inquiry by the CCI but adjourned the matter due to the unavailability of the lawyer representing CCI in the matter.
According to ANI, appearing for Whatsapp, Senior Advocate Harish Salve said in court that "on one hand, we are insisting to file a response on CCI notices, and on the other hand CCI counsel is seeking adjournment in the matter for another date."
"We have no problem with adjourning the matter if CCI does not insist on us filing a reply to their showcause notice."Harish Salve, Senior Lawyer
Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi appeared for Facebook in the matter.
“WhatsApp has prima facie contravened the provisions of Section 4 of the Act through its exploitative and exclusionary conduct, as detailed in this order, in the garb of policy update,” the order by the body said.
Post this, the Facebook-owned firm challenged the CCI’s decision before the Delhi High Court.
(With inputs from ANI)
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