A first investigation report (FIR) has been filed against Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, along with a few other company officials for allegedly “cheating” a businessman of around ₹9.96 crore.
The cheating is related to non-payment of dues by Flipkart to C-Store Company for laptops it supplied, officials at Bengaluru’s Indiranagar police station said.
The Bengaluru police have said that an FIR has been registered against Flipkart’s Sachin Bansal, Binny Bansal (not related) and a couple of company officials, based on complaint by C-Store Company’s Naveen Kumar.
According to the complaint, C-Store had entered into a contract with Flipkart for supply of laptops along with other electronic goods for its sale, and had supplied about 14,000 laptops. In the FIR, Naveenn stated:
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 founders of homegrown e-commerce major, along with sales director Hari, accounts managers Sumit Anand and Shararaque have been booked in the case.
An official who is involved in the investment of the case said that a case has been booked under different sections of the Indian Penal Code, including cheating and criminal breach of trust.
Flipkart, which returned about 1,480 units, did not pay for the remaining, the complainant said, adding that the other charges, including shipping had also not been paid. The complaint alleges that there has been cheating to the tune of ₹9.96 crore, police said.