The development comes against the backdrop Compat's quashing over Rs 6,300 crore fine imposed on them by the regulator in a previous case.

On the sidelines of an event here, Chawla said the Competition Commission of India is looking into a fresh complaint filed against cement companies.

The Confederation of Real Estate Developer's Associations of India (CREDAI), which has about 10,000 members, approached the CCI against the Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA) in late September.

In October, CREDAI said the association has filed complaint against the CMA as prices have risen sharply despite low demand for cement.

Despite low demand, the association had said the prices of cement have jumped by 20-40 percent in major cities across India in the last couple of months.

In the case of earlier complaint, on December 11, the Competition Appellate Tribunal set aside Rs 6,316.59 crore penalty imposed on 11 cement manufacturers by CCI for cartelisation and directed the fair trade regulator to pass a fresh order in three months.

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