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Anil Ambani's Reliance Com pays Rs 462 crore to Ericsson, day before SC deadline ends

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 March 2019, 18:56 IST

Anil Ambani's Reliance Com pays Rs 460 crore to Ericsson as per the Supreme Court order. Anil Ambani staves off 3-month jail term. Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson has received Rs. 462 crore ($67.42 million) from telecom firm Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom), a spokeswoman for Ericsson said.

The Supreme Court on February 20 had held Reliance Communication-led Anil Ambani and two directors guilty of contempt of court and have asked them to pay the fine and remaining amount to Ericsson, failing which all might go to jail.

Anil Ambani's Reliance Communications owes a total Rs. 571 crore to Ericsson, including a one-time settlement of Rs. 550 crore and interest payments of Rs. 21 crore.

The Apex Court came down heavily on Anil Ambani and 2 directors who have surpassed all the deadlines in the case to repay the dues of Rs 550 crore to Ericsson India.

The two directors are Reliance Telecom chairman Satish Seth and Reliance Infratel chairperson Chhaya Virani.

First published: 18 March 2019, 18:02 IST
 
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