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SC Issues Notice to Anil Ambani in Contempt Petition Seeking His Arrest Over Unpaid Dues

Ericsson India had filed the contempt petition over non-payment of Rs 550 crore by Ambani's Reliance Communication.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Reliance Communication Ltd (RCom) Chairman Anil Dhirubhai Ambani and others on a contempt petition filed by Ericsson India over non-payment of its dues.

A bench headed by Justice R F Nariman sought a response from Ambani and others in four weeks.

Appearing for R Com, senior Advocates Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi asked the court to accept Rs 118 crore towards outstanding dues to Ericsson India to establish its bonafide.

The counsel appearing for Ericsson, however, refused to accept the amount and said the entire outstanding sum of Rs 550 crore should be deposited.

The bench then directed R Com to deposit a demand draft of Rs 118 crore in the registry.

Swedish telecom manufacturer Ericsson has reportedly filed the contempt of court petition pleading that Ambani should be detained in jail and be barred from travelling outside of India. The petition had come after Reliance Communications failed to pay dues of Rs 550 crore despite a court order.

Also Read: Jail Anil Ambani, Bar Him From Leaving India For Defaulting on Payments: Ericsson to SC

(With PTI inputs)

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