NEW DELHI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - An appeal by Russian
conglomerate Sistema's Indian mobile phone unit
challenging a Supreme Court order last year to revoke its
cellular permits awarded in a scandal-tainted sale is due to
come up for hearing on Thursday, the court's website showed.
Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd, which will have to shut down
by Jan. 18 its services in all but one of India's 22
telecommunications zones as a result of the court order, had
last year filed a "curative" petition after the court dismissed
its plea seeking review of the order.
Indian laws allow a "curative" petition, or further appeal,
even after a review plea is dismissed. This petition is heard by
three top Supreme Court judges.
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(Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy)