E-commerce heavyweights Flipkart found themselves on the wrong side of the law when a businessman decided to lodge an FIR against the founders and few officials of the company.
The businessman has claimed that the company had cheated an amount of Rs. 9.96 crore. He added that the company was supposed to pay him the amount of the laptops it purchased from his ‘C-Store Company’.
As per the complaint lodged by C-Store Company’s Naveen Kumar at Indiranagar police station in Bengaluru, Flipkart has been in contract with the company for the supply of laptops and few other electronic devices. It had supplied 14,000 laptops in the past but payment of Rs. 9.96 crore along with the shipping charges has not been made yet.
The case has been registered under several sections of IPC. The police are investigating the case. However, Flipkart officials have denied any such allegations and dismissed it as “false and baseless”.
An official of Flipkart stated: "Flipkart is exploring all available legal possibilities to safeguard its interests, including but not limited to initiating proceedings for defamation against the complainant. The FIR appears to be nothing but an endeavour to harass and pressurise the company to succumb to baseless demands.”