Police in Noida have registered an FIR against the top brass of Ringing Bells, the company which had launched the ”world’s cheapest mobile phone at Rs 251.” They filed a cheating case under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on a complaint filed by BJP MP Kirit Somaiya from Mumbai North-East.
In his complaint, that ”Ringing Bells raised funds by issuing misleading ads and used social media to misguide the public, ” said MP Kirit Somaiya. He filed the FIR at Noida Phase 3 police station on Tuesday against the company promoter Mohit Goel and president Ashok Chaddha, reported CNN-IBN.
India Today’s Special Investigation had found out that the phone which Ringing Bells is projecting as its own was actually bought from a company in New Delhi’s Kirti Nagar for Rs 3,600 a piece.
The complaint further said that the company had raised funds by issuing misleading statements, such as ‘Make in India project’ and “abused the Tricolour in the advertisement to misguide the buyers,” reports scoopwhoop.
FIR against top brass of Ringing Bells, makers of Freedom 251
Anup Singh, DSP of Noida told The Hindustan Times,
“We will ask the company to submit the documents required for the investigation. Also, the company will have to show the manufacturing units of the phone which they promised to sell.”
Police have also asked the company officials to submit necessary documents including permissions applied for.