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Google Fined $21 in India for Abusing Dominant Position

Google Fined $21 in India for Abusing Dominant Position

Google was on Thursday, February 8, fined almost Rs 136 crore - or $21.1 million - by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for violating antitrust laws in India since, it said in its request, the hunt monster was "observed to enjoy practices of pursuit inclination."

The nation's antitrust watchdog said in its request, that it " thinks that its proper to force a punishment on Google at the rate of 5 percent of their normal aggregate income produced from India tasks from its distinctive business fragments for the money related years 2013, 2014 and 2015."

CCI later said in an official articulation that Google had "mishandled its overwhelming position in online general web hunt and web look promoting administrations in India."

The commission additionally noticed that "Google was utilizing its predominance in the market for online general web look, to reinforce its position in the market for online syndicate seek administrations.

The contenders were denied access to the online inquiry syndication administrations showcase due to such a direct."

This, the CCI stated, was in repudiation of Section 4(2)(a)(i) of India's 2002 Competition Act.

The request to force the strong fine of Rs.135.86 crore on Google was passed by a 4-2 dominant part by the CCI, which noticed that the fine was forced on the pursuit monster "considering its income from its India tasks as it were."

"In any case, CCI did not discover any contradiction in regard of Google's particular pursuit plan (OneBoxes), AdWords, online intermediation and circulation assentions," the guard dog said in its announcement.

The 190-page arrange came in two cases that started in 2012 after data that was given to the CCI by Limited and Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS).

A Google representative revealed to IBT India over email about the CCI arrange and the fine: "We have constantly centered around advancing to help the developing needs of our clients. The Competition Commission of India has affirmed that, on the dominant part of issues it inspected, our lead agrees to Indian rivalry laws."

He included: "We are looking into the tight concerns recognized by the Commission and will evaluate our following stages."

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