The Competition Commission of India (CCI), which keeps a check on any unfair trade practices at the market place, yesterday stated that it would initiate recovery proceedings against actor Aamir Khan and 8 others who have failed to pay penalties imposed on them. These penalties, which amount to Rs. 2.17 crores in total, have not been paid despite there being no appeal filed or appeal having been dismissed, the CCI said while publishing a list of these defaulters.
Among the defaulters Aamir Khan stands to pay Rs. 1 lakh only, which was imposed as part of an order passed against 27 film producers on May 25, 2011 in a case related to anti-competition practices by filmmakers. This order was passed following a complaint being filed with the CCI by FICCI Multiplex Association of India.