SC to hear Uber’s plea against Compat order

New Delhi [India], Mar. 1 : The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear a plea filed by Uber challenging an appellate tribunal's order directing the Competition Commission of India's (CCI) director general to probe allegations of predatory pricing alleged by the cabs.

On January 27, the apex court had ordered status quo on the probe by the CCI against Uber India Systems Pvt Ltd over predatory pricing allegations by Meru Cabs and had sought response from CCI in the matter.

The Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) had on December 7 last year ordered fair trade watchdog CCI to probe afresh the alleged abuse of dominance by the popular taxi-hailing app operator.

The direction had came after Meru Travels Solutions had approached the tribunal against CCI's earlier decision against ordering an investigation into the allegations against Uber of unfair practices including predatory pricing.

The tribunal had directed CCI's probe unit Director General to conduct a fresh probe into the allegations of abuse of dominance and anti-competitive practices by Uber.

It had also asked CCI to pass appropriate order on receipt of the investigation report after giving opportunity to all the parties to file their reply or objection and affording them opportunity of personal hearing.

Source: ANI