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NCLT asks McDonald's to file reply within 10 days on Bakshi's contempt plea

Bakshi had filed a contempt petition alleging that termination of the licence has violated the NCLT order

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Bakshi had moved the NCLT following termination of license by McDonald's India Pvt Ltd

The (NCLT) has directed McDonald's India to file reply within 10 days over the contempt plea moved by its estranged Indian partner

While listing the matter for next hearing on October 23, the tribunal has also granted a week's time to file rejoinder.

had filed a contempt petition alleging that termination of the licence by the US-based food giant has violated the order dated July 13 which reinstated him as the Managing Director of and also refrained McDonald's Corporation from interfering with the functioning of

"Reply to the contempt petition to be filed within 10 days with a copy in advance to the counsel for the petitioners," said an bench headed by Chairman Justice MM Kumar.

Earlier, on September 5 had issued show-cause notice to fast food major McDonald's Corporation and its Indian arm over the contempt plea filed by

The tribunal had directed McDonald's Corporation, MIPL and other respondents to reply on the "notice to show cause" by September 20.

has been at loggerheads with the fast food chain over the management of after he was ousted from the post of MD of the McDonald's franchisee in August 2013.

McDonald's India had asked not to use its brand system, trademark, designs and its associated intellectual property, among others, within 15 days of the termination notice which gets over on September 6.

However, continues to operate the outlets saying he won't down the shutters till the time the entire board meets to decide the future course of action. He has also demanded buy out of his stake at a fair market valuation.

had moved the following termination of license by McDonald's India Pvt Ltd (MIPL).

First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 10:38 IST
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