At, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission New Delhi
By, THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE C. NAYAR & THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE R. ANAND
1. The Preliminary Investigation Report was made by the Director General (Investigation & Registration) on the basis of the complaint made by Dr. N.A. Ramaiah, 14 Ocean View, Visakhapatnam-530003 (Andhra Pradesh). The informant had stated that the respondent had floated a "Doctors Life Card" Scheme whereby the beneficiary was to be provided discount on all diagnostic tests, which the respondent failed to provide on demand. The complainant has further alleged that neither the facilities as promised are provided nor the deposited amount is refunded to him. Therefore, the allegation made was false and misleading thereby attracting the provisions of Section 36(A) of the Monopolies & Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969, We notice from the perusal of the papers submitted before us that the matter also came up for consideration in the High Court of Judicature, Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad in Writ Petition No. 19140 of 1996 where the High Court directed the respondents/ i.e. the Police Officers to complete the investigation as expeditiously as possible and submit a report as expeditiously as possible. Similarly the related issues also came up for considereation before the District Consumer Forum as well as before A.P, State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Hyderabad, which passed an order dated 23.8-1999.
2. In view of the above reasons, we do not find any ground to continue with the present proceedings as proceedings relating to the same cause of action have been initiated in the Forums,
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as mentioned above. The present complaint is, therefore, disposed of. Liberty is granted to the parties to revive the same at a later stage in accordance with law.