As per Independent TV, the DTH operator has not made any payment towards the admitted liability of Rs. 3.56 crore within two months granted. The DTH operator has also failed to disclose its entire assets since the payment has not been made.
TDSAT noted that this amounts to willful disregard of the order and attracts the provision for penalty for such disobedience. However, it added that the actual amount of penalty shall be governed by further action of the DTH operator.
Three weeks’ time has been granted to the DTH operator for filing the entire list of assets on affidavit as required by provisions in Order XXI Rule 41 of CPC which prescribes a format for that purpose.
TDSAT asked Independent TV to take steps to pay the admitted dues by the next date otherwise suitable orders for the execution of judgment and decree for the admitted amount shall be passed.
The matter will be heard next on 4th Feb. 2020.