The Hon’ble Delhi High Court stayed the Anti Profiteering investigation and letter dated 11.06.2020 issued by the Director General of Anti Profiteering against Phillips India Limited till further orders. The order was passed by Hon’ble Divisional Bench comprising of Justice Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula in the Writ Petition Phillips India Limited v/s Union of India and Others, filed by the Petitioner Phillips India Limited.
The Writ Petition was filed challenging the order dated 19.06.2020 passed by the National Anti-Profiteering Authority under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (CGST Act) wherein it was held that the Petitioner has contravened the provisions of Section 171 of CGST Act and thereby profiteered on the sale of its ‘Food Processor’ product. The National Anti-Profiteering Authority directed the petitioner to reduce its food processor’s price and deposit the profiteered amount of Rs. 4,53,949/- (Rupees Four Lakhs Fifty-Three Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty-Nine Only) within three months from the date of receipt of order. The Petitioner also prayed for Writ of Prohibition against the directions of the National Anti-Profiteering Authority order expanding the scope of investigation to other impacted products and the letter dated 11.06.2020 of Director General of Anti-Profiteering.
The Hon’ble Bench directed the Petitioner to deposit Rs. 4,53,949/- (Rupees Four Lakhs Fifty-Three Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty-Nine Only) with the Centre and State Consumer Welfare Boards within three months. The matter is scheduled to be listed on 07.09.2020.