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Auto companies may be in trouble for unfair practices

Competition Commission of India, which is examining whether automobile majors have indulged in any unfair play by selling spares only at authorised showrooms, giving little flexibility to customers, is likely to come up with its verdict in the next few weeks.

autos Updated: Apr 08, 2013 15:10 IST
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Competition Commission of India, which is examining whether automobile majors have indulged in any unfair play by selling spares only at authorised showrooms, giving little flexibility to customers, is likely to come up with its verdict in the next few weeks.

“Currently, investigations are underway, no way can we come to a conclusion at this point,” said Ashok Chawla, chairman, CCI.

Chawla said the matter would be looked into in detail to ensure consumers are not affected in any way. “However, the matter is nowhere near completion.”

If auto majors are found guilty, CCI would decide on the fine, which could be a maximum of 10% of the annual turnover.

Automobile majors refused to comment on the matter.