The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered BMW India to pay compensation of Rs 50 lakh to a Hyderabad firm for delivering a defective BMW car.The court used Article 142 to settle a 15-year-old dispute over a BMW 7-series car.

On September 25, 2009, the firm purchased the car from a dealer in Hyderabad. Later, a serious defect was reportedly noticed.Although the car was repaired, the issue resurfaced three months later.

Following this, the Hyderabad buyer decided to lodge a police complaint against BMW India, its managing director, and other directors, alleging cheating by delivering the defective car.