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On September 22, the court stayed the operation of the order of CCI for three weeks against BMW and had asked the car manufacturing firm to move the Madras High Court which had already issued a “blanket order” on September, 2013 staying the investigation in the matter.
On August 25, 2014, CCI had fined BMW and 13 other companies, including Mercedes-Benz India Pvt Ltd, Rs 2,554 crore for allegedly violating trade norms in the spare parts and after-services market and the same was to be deposited within 60 days.
For each entity, the individual fine amounted to two per cent of their average turnover. Apart from seeking a stay on the fine, Mercedes has also challenged CCI's legal proceedings on alleged anti-competitive practice of selling spare parts at higher prices.