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HC seeks Airtel response on contempt plea over IPL campaign

New Delhi, April 24: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked telecom major Bharti Airtel to file response on a contempt plea moved by rival Reliance Jio, alleging that Bharti’s campaign for IPL violates the previous order. Justice Yogesh Khanna sought response from Airtel on the plea and listed the matter for April 27 for further hearing. On April 13, Airtel had assured the court that its advertisements would carry a disclaimer in bold stating that under its "live and free access offer", only subscription to video streaming platform Hotstar would be free and data charges would apply according to the subscriber’s plan. The court also said that Bharti Airtel’s advertisements, offering "live and free access" to the Indian Premier League (IPL) coverage, did not carry a disclaimer in bold as it had assured the court. IANS