SC holds Anil Ambani guilty of contempt, 3-mth jail to follow if dues not paid to Ericsson in 4 weeks


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The Supreme Court Wednesday held RCom chairman Anil Ambani blameworthy of scorn of court for wilfully abusing its request and not paying its levy of Rs 550 crore to telecom gear creator Ericsson.

The peak court held that the RCom executive and Reliance Telecom director Satish Seth and Reliance Infratel administrator Chhaya Virani broke the endeavor given to the summit court and the related requests.

The pinnacle court said the RCom executive and others should cleanse the disdain by paying Rs 453 crore to Ericsson in about a month.

A seat including Justices RF Nariman and Vineet Saran said if the contemnor neglected to make the installments inside the predetermined period, they will experience a correctional facility term of three months.

The zenith court likewise coordinated Reliance Telecom and Reliance Infratel to pay Rs 1 crore each in about a month to the pinnacle court’s library or the administrator should go extra prison term of one month.

It coordinated that Rs 118 crore previously saved by Reliance Group in the peak court’s library be dispensed to Ericsson.

“From the endeavors given by Reliance Group’s big bosses, it shows up they have wilfully not paid the sum to Ericsson in spite of requests,” it said.

The pinnacle court indicated that any unequivocal conciliatory sentiment given by Reliance should be dismissed as they have broken the endeavor and request.


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