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MUMBAI: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is contemplating approaching the court on the issue of Set Discovery distribution platform ignoring its directions on resuming the signals to the Allahabad-based cable operator Three Star Communication.

"We are looking into the matter and are weighing the option of going to court. A decision will be taken very soon," a PTI report quotes a senior Trai official as saying.

Earlier, Three Star Communication filed a petition before Trai alleging that Set Discovery blocked its signals without any prior notice on the 14 December 2004. Set Discovery argued that it was `within contractual rights' to terminate the signals as Three Star Communication was a chronic defaulter and had outstanding dues of over Rs 140,000 since August 2004.

On 12 January, Trai, dismissing Set Discovery's plea, directed the distributor to restore the signals immediately, to furnish a compliance report within two days of receipt of this direction and to scrupulously comply with the requirements of the Regulation before disconnection of signals.

Now Trai is looking at moving the court as, even after 22 days, the distributor failed to restore the signals.

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