The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has held that a person who has not suffered an invasion of his legal rights as a consumer or as a beneficiary of healthy competitive practices has no locus standi to approach the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in terms of Section 19(1)(a) of the Competition Act, 2002. (Samir Agrawal vs CCI & ors)
The judgment was passed by a three-member Bench of Justice Bansi Lal Bhat, Member (Judicial); Justice Venugopal M, Member (Judicial) and Shreesha Merla, Member (Technical) while dismissing an appeal against CCI's decision to close a complaint alleging violation of Competition Act by Ola and Uber.
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