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Calcutta HC extends Digicable Comm's interim order till case disposal

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KOLKATA: Granting relief to Digicable Comm, the Calcutta High Court has extended the interim order till the disposal of the case.

Earlier too, the Calcutta High Court had put the stay order on the cancellation of the registration of Kolkata-based multi-system operator (MSO) till 6 April, 2015, citing that “Digicable Comm, having been in business for quite some time and would suffer irreparable loss and injury, unless appropriate ad-interim protection is granted to them.”

Speaking to Indiantelevision.com, DigiCableComm Services VP - operations & technology Lokesh Agarwal said, “Our matter was listed in the Hon’ble High Court under Hon’ble Justice I.P. Mukerji, with regard to DigiCable Comm DAS license for Kolkata and Howrah. Interim order already granted is extended till the disposal of the case.”

It should be noted that in July 2014, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) had cancelled the registration of Digicable Comm. Services.

Digicable Comm, a joint venture (JV) between Digicable (51 per cent) and Kolkata-headquartered Multicar Group (49 per cent) was formed in the year 2009, to gain the foothold in the West Bengal market.

Digicable Comm was always hopeful that after appealing to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and moving to the High Court, the decision would be in favour of the MSO. “We are happy to get the stay order extended from the High Court. Slowly we will expand in the region and are consolidating,” added Agarwal.

MHA had cancelled the company’s permanent registration on 18 July, 2014 due to denial of security clearance.

“Now we will do our best and expand in West Bengal,” Agarwal signed off.

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