Facebook India, the Indian subsidiary of US-based Facebook Inc (now known as Meta Platforms), argued that the CCI has clubbed it in its ongoing investigation against Facebook Inc and WhatsApp even though it has not formed any prima facie opinion against it. There has to be a prima facie case which directs the Director General to cause any investigation. I am aggrieved by the clubbing order. The allegations made are exactly the same. I am a subsidiary but not involved in any policy-making, senior advocate Parag Tripathi, representing Facebook India, said.
Justice Varma noted that the plea by Facebook Inc challenging the CCI probe has already been dismissed by the division bench. With all due respect, you suddenly wake up now and challenge the order. Enough is enough. There has to be some end to luxury to litigate, the high court said and dismissed the plea. The division bench, in August, had said the single judge’s April order was well-reasoned and the appeals were devoid of merits.