NCLAT upholds Rs 1,337.76 crore fine imposed on Google by competition watchdog
The NCLAT on Wednesday upheld the order of CCI’s Fair Trading Regulatory Commission imposing a fine of Rs 1,337.76 crore on internet giant Google.
A two-member bench of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) directed Google to deposit the amount within 30 days of implementing the order.
An NCLAT bench comprising Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan and Member Alok Srivastava made some changes in the CCI order.
In the hearing, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) also rejected Google’s plea of violation of natural justice.
On October 20 last year, the CCI had fined Google Rs 1,337.76 crore for anti-competitive practices related to Android mobile devices. The regulator also ordered the internet major to stop various unfair business practices.
The judgment was challenged in the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), the appellate authority over orders passed by the CCI.