By LE Desk
“We will pass an order. The matter will be listed on July 9,” a vacation bench of Justices Anup Jairam Bhambhani and Jasmeet Singh said. The court said it was sitting on a vacation bench, hence did not want to go into the merits of the case, The Hindu reported.
Facebook and WhatsApp, in the fresh application, sought the intervention of the court to stay the CCI’s June 4 notice asking them to furnish certain information for the purpose of inquiry conducted by it. The counsel for Facebook and WhatsApp submitted that the last date to respond to the notice was June 21.
The CCI, represented by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Aman Lekhi, opposed the application on the ground that furnishing of information would not lead to any order by the CCI at this stage of inquiry.
The ASG said no threat was looming over the head of WhatsApp till the report on the inquiry was submitted with the competition watchdog.