Amazon to India court: Please ignore Reuters
Amazon.com Inc. told an Indian court on Thursday a Reuters special report into the e-commerce giant’s business practices should not be considered as evidence.
Aditya Kalra of Reuters reports, “The Competition Commission of India (CCI) order of investigation into Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart in January 2020 followed a complaint from a trader group, but a court put it on hold in February last year after the companies argued there was no evidence they were harming competition.
“Last month, in a hearing seeking to lift the injunction on the probe, CCI counsel read parts of the Reuters special report to a judge in Karnataka High Court, saying it corroborated what was said in the original complaint the watchdog received.
“The CCI also submitted media clippings, including the Reuters story, as part of its submission to the court.
“On Thursday, Amazon’s counsel Gopal Subramanium told the court Amazon did not agree with Reuters’ story and the CCI could not use it as evidence, as the article was published months after CCI ordered its investigation.”
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