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Mauli Cable asked to pay Rs 15 lakh to Hathway at time of signing agreement

NEW DELHI: Mauli Cable Network has been directed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal to pay upgront a sum of Rs 15 lakh to Hathway Cable and Datacom when signig a fresh interconnect agreement on 28 June at the office of the latter.

The vacation bench of Member B B Srivastava in its order of 24 June 2016 noted that Mauli had not denied the amount of Rs 33,27,944 but that the invoice had been raised only on 6 June 2016.

Listing the matter for 8 July 2016, the Tribunal said the balance would be paid within four weeks of its order.

The Tribunal noted that Mauli was prepared to visit the office of Hathway on 28 June 2016 for signing a new agreement. It also noted that counsel for Hathway said that a representative of Mauli who had earlier turned up for this purpose without any authority to sign the agreement.

Hathway told the Tribunal that it was providing the signals to Mauli for transmission, thereby answering the question raised by Mauli which had said it was not clear who the agreement was to be signed with.

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