A vacation bench of Justices Anup Jairam Bhambhani and Jasmeet Singh said it will pass an order on the application. During the hearing, the bench said since it was sitting on a vacation bench, it didn’t want to delve into the merits of the matter even as the main petitions are pending before a bench headed by the chief justice. “We will pass an order. The matter will be listed on July 9 (the date already fixed for the main petitions),” it said.
In their fresh applications filed in the pending appeals, Facebook and WhatsApp sought stay on the CCI’s June 4 notice asking them to furnish certain information for the purpose of inquiry conducted by it.
When the court asked what was the hurry of issuing notice by CCI, Lekhi said the question was not of hurry but the matter itself requires a lengthy process.