New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed pleas by social media platforms Facebook and WhatsApp, challenging India’s competition regulator Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) order for an investigation into the messaging app’s new privacy policy.Also Read - WhatsApp Update: WhatsApp Rolls Out 'View Once' Feature That Makes Photos Disappear After One Click

Justice Navin Chawla said that though it would have been “prudent” for the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to await the outcome of petitions in the Supreme Court and the Delhi HC against WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, but not doing so would not make the regulator’s order “perverse” or “wanting of jurisdiction”. Also Read - WhatsApp New Feature: Now Archived Chats Will Remain Archived And Muted Even After New Text Received

The court said it saw no merit in the petitions of Facebook and WhatsApp to interdict the investigation directed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI). Also Read - Millions of Phone Numbers of Clubhouse Users 'Up For Sale' on Dark Web

(With PTI inputs)