India, Feb. 17 -- In what could potentially result in a major investigation by Indian authorities, a report today claimed that Amazon had systematically misrepresented facts, twisted statements and tried tricks to avoid scrutiny under India's foreign direct investment rules for ecommerce marketplaces.

As per a Reuters report, the US tech giant gave preferential treatment to a select group of sellers with discounted commissions, and used them to bypass India's FDI restrictions, which were put in place in 2018 through the so-called Press Note 2.

The report claims, "Some 33 Amazon sellers accounted for about a third of the value of all goods sold on the company's website in early 2019."

It goes on to say that two sellers in which Amazon h...