2. The facts are that the CCI received information, indicating existence of a bid-
rigging cartel in the Conveyor Belt Sector in India. On 06.11.2013, based on the
information, the CCI found that there was an apparent prima facie case of contravention
of Section 3 of the Competition Act, 2002 (hereafter “the Act”) and in suo-motu Case No.
06 of 2013 directed the Director General (“DG”) to undertake an exhaustive investigation
into the matter against the parties for all kinds of violation of the Act, under an order
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issued under section 26(1) of the Act.
3. Pursuant to the CCI’s order, the DG on 27.05.2015, issued Notice to Oriental
Rubber Industries Private Limited (“Respondent”), mentioning that its office was
conducting investigation in the case and in terms of the powers vested in the DG as per
Sections 36(2) and 41(2) of the Act, and asking the respondent to furnish information
which inter alia included information with respect to the company and its business
activities, plant addresses, names of the entire sales and marketing team and other persons
responsible for tendering/bidding for contracts, explanation in detail with respect to
process of supply of fabric conveyor belts in different market segments, etc.
Source: Indian Kanoon