Flipkart urged the court in Karnataka to quash the antitrust watchdog’s order of investigation against the company, the sources said.
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) initiated a probe in January last year on the basis of a complaint alleging Amazon and Flipkart promoted select sellers on their e-commerce platforms and that deep discounts stifled competition. The companies have denied wrongdoing.
After being on hold for more than a year, the court last week allowed the probe to continue, dismissing the pleas made by the companies.
The antitrust watchdog has plans to expedite a probe into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour at Amazon and Flipkart, as it intensifies scrutiny of big-tech firms, Reuters reported this week.