The Supreme Court has declined to admit a plea by the Central Circuit Cine Association, an apex body of film traders, challenging investigations against it by the fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India(CCI). The association moved the court after it failed to get relief from the Competition Appellate Tribunal (CAT) on the point that they don’t fall under the purview of the CCI Act.
However, a three judge bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia has asked the association to raise their plea in CAT.
The association has alleged that CCI directed its probe unit Director General of Investigations on the allegations made by film distributors Eros, and passed orders on September 21, 2010 without giving them a proper hearing.
The dispute started during the release of Anjaana Anjaani, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.