Delhi High Court seeks Centre's reply on Vodafone plea

Delhi High Court seeks Centre
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The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought the Centres response on a plea by telecom major Vodafone challenging an order that the high court has jurisdiction to entertain a plea against the international arbitration initiated by the company against India in connection with a tax demand of Rs 11,000 crore

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought the Centre's response on a plea by telecom major Vodafone challenging an order that the high court has jurisdiction to entertain a plea against the international arbitration initiated by the company against India in connection with a tax demand of Rs 11,000 crore.

A bench of Justices G S Sistani and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal issued notice to the Centre on a cross-objection filed by Vodafone in a pending appeal of the government against a single judge's May 7 order dismissing its plea against the international arbitration initiated by the company.

Vodafone, represented through advocate Anuradha Dutt, sought to set aside the findings in the May 7 order to the extent that the high court has jurisdiction to entertain government's suit against international arbitration and against the company.

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