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Delhi HC stays order holding Johnson & Johnson indulged in profiteering after GST exemption to sanitary napkins

The Court also stayed the initiation of penalty proceedings against J&J.

Aditi Singh

The Delhi High Court today stayed the National Anti-Profiteering Authority order holding that Johnson & Johnson Private Ltd had indulged in profiteering as it failed to pass on the commensurate benefit of GST exemption to the buyers of sanitary napkins. (Johnson & Johnson vs UOI)

A Divison Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Sanjeev Narula also issued notice to the Central Government, National Anti-Profiteering Authority, CGST Authorities etc in a petition preferred by Johnson & Johnson (Petitioner).

While staying the initiation of penalty proceedings as well, the Court opined that the order passed by the National Anti-Profiteering Authority, prima facie, needed consideration.

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