SC Upholds CCI Probe Against Alleged Bid Rigging in Private Lotteries in Mizoram

The Supreme Court upheld CCI’s jurisdiction, to investigate the tendering process for appointment of distributors of lotteries, in the state of Mizoram. The Supreme Court stated that, “if in the tendering process there is an element of anti-competition which would require investigation by the CCI, that cannot be prevented under the pretext of the lottery business being res extra commercium, more so when the State Government decides to deal in lotteries”.