BJP MP and member of parliamentary committee has lodged an FIR against ringing bells company for advertising and raising fund from public with Phase three police station in Noida.
TOI has accessed a copy of FIR. The FIR has been lodged against Amit Goyal and Ashok Chaddha of the company under section 420 of IPC and 66 IT act.
Superintendent of police (Noida) Dinesh Yadav confirmed that an FIR has been lodged against the company officials and investigation has begun by Noida police into the matter.
Somaiya in his complaint asked Noida police to lodge criminal FIR against Ringing Bells under Section 420 of IPC and other sections against company Amit Goyal, Ashok Chaddha and others for cheating, forgery and misleading the common men, small investors and people of India by campaign of its product Freedom 251 smartphone.
The complaint further reads that the company had raise fund by issuing misleading advertisement in leading newspapers, playing with words such a Make in India project of PM Narendra Modi. “Tricolour was also being abused in the advertisement to misguide the buyers.”
The complaint reads that the leading newspapers also indulge indulged in misleading marketing advertisement in fraudulent manner in spite of knowing that such mobile can not be advertised or sold without the approval of Bureau of India standards (BIS).
“Advertising and booking order without proper license, the motive behind this to indulge into ponzy and bogus scheme,” the FIR reads that the company has raised crores of rupees through advertising and using social media too without necessary permissions. “The company is newly registered. Company’s some directors are not having necessary registrations. It is impossible to have such smartphone at Rs 251. The intention is nothing but cheating and fraud collecting money from crores of people and run away,” the complaint cites.
In the complaint Somaiya also demanded to freezing the account in which they have collected millions of rupees and also to collect the data of millions of buyer for refund and ensure that money should not be transferred to any account or any where.
Commenting on the issue, MP Kirit Somaiya told TOI that he will put all of his efforts to take it to the logical end. “Fight has just began. I want to take it to logical end,” he said.
He further said that his son, on seeing the company’s advertisement had motivated him. “My son was shocked to see and asked that how can someone openly fraud in India. Then I decided to take on it,” he added.