Google said the INR 1,337.76 Cr penalty imposed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) was an ‘unfair imposition’ in its submission to the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). It also denied preventing smartphone companies from installing other apps, including those of competitors.
On Friday (February 18), the NCLAT was hearing the case when Google challenged the CCI penalty of INR 1,337.76 Cr for alleged abuse of dominance across various verticals within the Android device ecosystem. On Friday, a two-member NCLAT bench led by chairperson Justice Ashok Bhusan scheduled the case for day-to-day hearings beginning February 23. Dr. Alok Srivastava, a technical member of the appellate tribunal, also sits on the bench.