The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Monday denied leaking any confidential experiences as alleged by Google LLC by a plea in Delhi High Court.
CCI by Senior Advocate N Venkataraman advised Court that the leak being alleged by Google will not be from the CCI and no confidential info relating to the investigation has been leaked from the fee.
A bench of Justice Rekha Palli took on report the assertion made by CCI and mentioned nothing survived within the matter.
The court docket whereas disposing of the matter granted liberty to Google to method the Delhi High Court in case of any additional leak within the media on confidential elements of the investigation.
Earlier, Senior Advocate N Venkataraman appeared for CCI within the matter had mentioned that Google ought to sue media homes that revealed “so-called confidential reports” in case of any damages.
“We strongly condemn the accusations levelled by Google on a government body. There is no single evidence that we have done it,” submitted the Senior Advocate.
Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi appeared for Google LLC and submitted that CCI is repeatedly leaking experiences, a protecting order is required, there’s a direct leakage of the confidential report, which is in opposition to the principles.
“This is happening habitually, then what is the need for this confidentiality requirement? There is a complete denial of natural justice,” Mr Singhvi added.
Senior Advocate Arun Kathapalia additionally appeared together with Mr Singhvi for Google who’s the petitioner within the matter.
Tech big Google final week had filed a writ petition in Delhi High Court alleging a confidential interim fact-finding report submitted by the Director General’s workplace to the Competition Commission of India referring to an ongoing investigation into Google’s Android smartphone agreements was leaked to the media.
Google in a press assertion said that, on September 18, 2021, a confidential interim fact-finding report was submitted by the Director General’s workplace to the Competition Commission of India referring to an ongoing investigation into Google’s Android smartphone agreements was leaked to the media. Google has not but acquired or reviewed this confidential report, the assertion said.
Commenting on the petition with the excessive court docket, a Google spokesperson mentioned, “we are deeply concerned that the Director General’s report, which contains our confidential information in an ongoing case, was leaked to the media while in the CCI’s custody.”