Justice PS Narshimha Recuses himself in Meru Cabs Appeal

While considering an appeal filed by Meru Cab (‘Meru’), challenging the order of the Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’), which dismissed its complaint alleging abuse of dominant position by Uber India, the Supreme Court (‘SC’) judge, Justice PS Narasimha, recused himself, citing his appearance for Uber India earlier, in another case as a lawyer. It was in 2015 that Meru approached the CCI; however, the CCI declined to intervene, observing that, “the facts and evidence on record do not establish the dominance of Uber”.