This Article is From Aug 18, 2010

No relief for Aamir Khan from Bombay HC

No relief for Aamir Khan from Bombay HC

Highlights

  • Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is in legal trouble after the Bombay High Court today held valid the Competition Commission of India (CCI) show cause notice to Aamir Khan Productions for allegedly forming a cartel of producers during their row with multiplex owners last year.
  • Khan, and his production house, had filed a petition saying that CCI cannot issue such a notice, and it had no jurisdiction to conduct any inquiry.
  • But division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice S C Dharmadhikari today dismissed Khan's plea, saying that issue of jurisdiction can be raised before the Commission itself.
  • Court today made it clear that it was not keeping all the issues in the case open, as it felt that the petition was premature.
  • CCI's job is to prevent formation of cartels which have the potential of hampering free competition and trade.
  • Aamir, and few other producers had decided not to screen their films at multiplexes, following dispute over revenue-sharing formula.
  • Multiplex owners then complained to the commission, which issued notice to Khan and other producers.
Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is in legal trouble after the Bombay High Court today held valid the Competition Commission of India (CCI) show cause notice to Aamir Khan Productions for allegedly forming a cartel of producers during their row with multiplex owners last year.

Khan, and his production house, had filed a petition saying that CCI cannot issue such a notice, and it had no jurisdiction to conduct any inquiry.

But division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice S C Dharmadhikari today dismissed Khan's plea, saying that issue of jurisdiction can be raised before the Commission itself.

Court today made it clear that it was not keeping all the issues in the case open, as it felt that the petition was premature.

CCI's job is to prevent formation of cartels which have the potential of hampering free competition and trade.

Aamir, and few other producers had decided not to screen their films at multiplexes, following dispute over revenue-sharing formula.

Multiplex owners then complained to the commission, which issued notice to Khan and other producers. 
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