While the year 2017 is about to close its curtains, Flipkart has gotten itself into another legal battle. Reportedly, a Bengaluru-based businessman Naveen Kumar has filed an FIR against founders Sachin Bansal, Binny Bansal as well as three other employees alleging them of a $1.5 Mn (INR 9.96 Cr) fraud.
The FIR quotes sales director Hari, accounts managers Sumit Anand and Sharauque among other employees.
Naveen is the owner of the Indiranagar-based C-Store company. As stated by Naveen in his complaint, he supplied 14000 laptops to Flipkart between June 2015 and June 2016 for its Big Billion Day sale.
“Flipkart returned 1,482 units but did not pay for the remaining units. TDS and shipping charges for those units too were not paid. When asked to clear the dues, Flipkart falsely claimed it had returned 3,901 units. By not clearing the dues, they have cheated me to the tune of INR 9,96,21,419,” as stated in the FIR.
As per media reports, a case has been registered under IPC sections 34 (common intent), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating), and a probe was on.
An email sent to Flipkart did not elicit any response till the time of publication.