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Star India to settle accounts with RVR Infrastructure, signals reconnected

NEW DELHI: Following a direction of the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, Star India has reconnected the signals to RVR Infrastructures Ltd after the MSO paid an amount of Rs five lakh as directed.

Member B B Srivastava was informed on 29 August 2016 that the two parties had already met for one round to reconcile accounts and would be meeting again before the next date of hearing – 5 September.

Earlier in the hearing on 24 August 2016 on the petition by the MSO challenging the disconnection of signals by the broadcaster, the Tribunal was told by RVR counsel Sharath Sampath that two cheques for Rs 2.5 lakh each dated 30 June 2016 had been lying with the broadcaster which had not beenencashed till date. However, Star India counsel Saurabh Shrivastava said this had not been done under instructions from RVR.

According to RVR, the disconnection notice by Star India was for clearance of outstanding ofRs 8,51,635.

The Tribunal noted that the dis.connection notice expired on 12 August 2016 and the signalswere disconnected on 23 August 2016.

Under those circumstances, RVR and Star India had been directed to reconcile the amount andthe MSO had been asked to pay Rs five lakh through RTGS the same day (24 August 2016).

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