Walmart Inc., Flipkart and Amazon.com Inc. have challenged orders against resuming antitrust investigations into their business practices. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) had launched an investigation in January last year after a complaint alleged that Flipkart and Amazon were using huge discounts to promote select sellers on their e-commerce platforms and reduce competition. was alleged.
The companies have denied wrongdoing and immediate legal challenges from both companies stalled the investigation for more than a year. However, last week, a court while delivering the verdict dismissed the CCI’s pleas of lack of evidence.