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India-court stalls, e-commerce, anti-trust probe, following Amazon’s challenge: lawyers

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

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) – An Indian court on Friday put on hold an antitrust investigation into the industry’s leading e-commerce companies will be a challenge Amazon.com Inc., two of the lawyers involved in the proceedings told Reuters on Friday.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) last month dropped an inquiry into arch-rival Amazon’s and Walmart’s Flipkart over alleged breaches of competition law and sector-specific discounting practices.

Amazon this week to have challenged the investigation in a court of law in Bangalore city.

In court on Friday granted a stay on the survey for the next two months, according to a lawyer from the Indian law firm P&A Law Offices, who as a representative of the Amazon river.

Reporting by Aditya Kalra and Munsif Vengattil; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani

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