The Supreme Court on Monday issued a 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 RF Nariman sought a response from Ambani and others in four weeks.
Appearing for RCom, senior Advocates Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi asked the court to accept Rs. 118 crore towards outstanding dues to Ericsson India to establish its bona fide.
The counsel appearing for Ericsson, however, refused to accept the amount and said that the entire outstanding sum of Rs. 550 crore should be deposited.
The bench then directed RCom to deposit a demand draft of Rs. 118 crore in the registry.