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TDSAT stays MSM Discovery?s disconnection orders against Meghbala

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NEW DELHI: The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Arbitration Tribunal (TDSAT) directed MSM Discovery Private Ltd not to give effect to its disconnection notices to Meghbala Cable and Broadband Services Pvt. Ltd. in Kolkata, Behrampur, Haldia and Bankura pending final orders of the Tribunal.

The vacation bench of TDSAT chairman Aftab Alam listed the matter for 20 July, issuing notice to MSM Discovery to file its reply by 3 July and Mebhbala to file rejoinder thereto by 10 July.

The Tribunal said MSM Discover will remove the OSDs running on the petitioner?s network provided the petitioner makes an on account payment of Rs 50 lakh to the MSM in two installments, the first installment of Rs 25 lakh payable by 15 June and the second installment of Rs 25 lakh by 30 June.

It said the payment will be without prejudice to the rights and contentions of the parties and will abide by the final outcome of these petitions. 

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