A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad ruled that the single judge's April 22, 2021 order was well-reasoned and that the appeals lacked merit and substance to warrant this court's intervention.
The division bench issued the decision on Thursday, but it was not posted on the court's website until Friday.
The high court noted that WhatsApp, the instant messaging platform, is dominant in the Indian market for OTT (over-the-top) messaging apps via smartphones.
In April of last year, a single judge of the Supreme Court refused to stay the CCI's investigation into the petitions filed by WhatsApp LLC and Facebook Inc. – now Meta platforms.
(With inputs from PTI)