NEW DELHI: Reliance Communication Ltd (RCom) Chairman Anil Ambani on Wednesday appeared before the Supreme Court in connection with a contempt petition filed by Ericsson India against him over non-payment of dues. Ericsson India has filed a case against Ambani for allegedly not clearing dues to the tune of Rs 550 crore.
Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, who appeared for Ericsson on Tuesday, had accused Ambani of serious perjury and alleged that he and his firm had hidden two sale amounts of RS 2,000 crore and Rs 3,000 crore from the court.
Anil Ambani-led RCom had earlier agreed to deposit Rs 118 crore, but Ericsson refused to accept. The top court then asked the RCom chief to deposit the amount in its registry. Ericsson had also sought directions to the Union Home Ministry to prevent Ambani, Reliance Telecom Ltd chairman Satish Seth, and Reliance Infratel Ltd chairperson Chhaya Virani from leaving the country.