Delhi HC stays CCI’s Rs 1-crore fine on Google

The Delhi High Court today stayed an order of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposing a penalty of Rs 1 crore on US-based Google for allegedly failing to provide information in a probe into its alleged unfair trade practices in India.

A bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru also issued a notice to the CCI on the plea of the internet major and asked the panel to file its counter affidavit within four weeks.

The court also restrained the CCI from disclosing the confidential information related to the Google.

“Prima facie, we are of the view that whatever information the petitioner (Google) considers confidential shall not be disclosed,” it said.

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