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Case filed against Flipkart founders for 'cheating' laptop supplier of Rs9.96 cr

28 November 2017

The Bangalore police has registered an FIR against e-commerce giant Flipkart's founders Sachin Bansal, Binny Bansal and a few other company officials for allegedly "cheating" a businessman to the tune of Rs9.96 crore.

The case has been lodged by Naveen Kumar of C-Store Company for non-payment of dues on laptops it supplied, officials at the Indiranagar police station said.

C-Store Company had supplied 14,000 laptops to Flipkart, out of which 1,480 units were returned, according to the company.

According to the complaint, C-Store had entered into a sale contract with Flipkart for the supply of laptops along with other electronic goods, and had supplied about 14,000 laptops between June 2015 and June 2016 for its Big Billion Day sale.

In his complaint lodged on November 21, Naveen has said that Flipkart returned about 1,480 units, but did not pay for the remaining, adding that the other charges, including shipping had also not been paid.

The complaint alleges that there has been cheating to the tune of Rs9.96 crore, police said.

"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 Rs 9,96,21,419," the FIR says.

A case has been booked under different sections of IPC, including cheating and criminal breach of trust, an official involved in the investigation said.

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