Competition Commission of India to probe carmakers

MUMBAI Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:31pm IST

A man walks among parked vehicles at a card yard in Jammu December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A man walks among parked vehicles at a card yard in Jammu December 10, 2012.

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is investigating anti-competitive practices by carmakers, corporate affairs minister Sachin Pilot said in a written reply in parliament on Monday.

The three-year-old CCI, which has become increasingly assertive, in June levied a record fine of more than $1.1 billion on 12 of the country's biggest cement companies for price fixing.

(Reporting by Aditi Shah; Editing by Dan Lalor)

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