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India, court, market stalls, Amazon, Flipkart, anti-trust probes: attorneys

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) – An Indian anti-trust investigation Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN.(O) and Walmart’s (WMT.N), Flipkart has been taken up by the court, three lawyers involved in the proceedings told Reuters on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: A member of the Amazon, walks through a revolving gate within an Amazon Fulfillment Center and BLR7) in the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, from September 18, 2018. REUTERS/ Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo

Amazon this week to have challenged the investigation in a court of law in the city of Bangalore and the court of appeal has granted a stay for a period of two months, according to an attorney from P&A Law Offices represented in the Amazon, and two of the other lawyers involved in the case.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) last month dropped an investigation into Amazon and Flipkart over the alleged infringements of the competition law, and in particular considering the practice.

“This has come as a great relief,” said the Amazon, a lawyer, who declined to be named as he was not authorised to speak to the media.

The cultural and creative INDUSTRIES are not immediately reply to a request for comment.

The CCI has ordered a probe after a Delhi-based dealer group, have complained that the e-commerce giants were in, promote, select vendors, and in turn, hurt business for the smaller players.

After three days of hearings in the Bengaluru court, in the Amazon, denies the allegations, arguing that the cultural and creative INDUSTRIES is not sufficient evidence to support the probe.

A lawyer acting on behalf of the Indian, the trader, group, Delhi Vyapar Mahasangh, said that he has lodged an appeal against the decision of the court in order for the research to follow it.

Amazon and Flipkart are confronted with mounting criticism, the Indian merchants, who accuse them of a violation of the law by racking up billions of dollars in losses to the fund, deep discounts, and to discriminate against small sellers.

The companies deny the allegations.

In the last month or so, and the secretary of state for trade, said in the Amazon, it was not India a “great favor” with the announcement of a $1 billion worth of investments, revealing for the tensions with the AMERICAN online retailer.

Reporting by Aditya Kalra and Munsif Vengattil; editing by Sanjeev Miglani and Jason Neely

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