The appeals are devoid of merits, said a bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad, adding that the single judge’s order was well-reasoned.
– On Thursday, the Delhi High Court dismissed the appeals of WhatsApp and Facebook against CCI.
– A single judge of the high court had refused last April to interdict against CCI’s probe.
The Delhi High Court has dismissed the appeals of WhatsApp and Facebook against an investigation by the Competition Commission of India (CCI). This means that the CCI can continue its probe into whether the two companies have engaged in unfair practices in the Indian market.
The CCI had initiated an investigation into WhatsApp and Facebook after receiving a complaint that the two companies were abusing their dominant position in the market. WhatsApp and Facebook had challenged the CCI’s jurisdiction to investigate them, but the Delhi High Court has now rejected their appeal.
This is a significant development, as it means that the CCI can continue its probe into the alleged unfair practices of WhatsApp and Facebook. It is also a reminder that no company is above the law, and that even the biggest companies must comply with competition laws.