Mohit Goel, the person behind the much-hyped Freedom 251 telephone, has been arrested as soon as once more for an additional reported fraud price Rs. 200 crores — for dry fruits. This time, Goel is reportedly accused of defaulting funds of dry fruit merchants after providing them advance funds and bulk order to achieve their belief. Goel had grabbed headlines in 2016 when his firm, Ringing Bells, introduced the Freedom 251 smartphone for an astonishing value of Rs. 251. These guarantees had been by no means absolutely met and Goel was later accused of a number of frauds, together with a dying menace.
As per a report, Goel was arrested on Sunday in a dry fruit fraud case price Rs. 200 crore.
An FIR was first reportedly filed towards Goel’s firm final month, and after that the police has not less than 40 written complaints of fraud towards it from merchants in Punjab, Haryana, UP, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Delhi, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and some different states. Goel’s bail plea was additionally denied by the Surajpur court docket on Monday.
In 2016, Goel’s Ringing Bells launched the Freedom 251 most cost-effective smartphone with a price ticket of Rs. 251. The telephone, with its weird price ticket, grabbed large headlines at launch. It quickly got here underneath the scanner of the federal government after the corporate introduced that it had obtained 50 million registrations for the telephone.
Deliveries of the Freedom 251 telephone had been delayed a number of instances and later, even after the deliveries reportedly started, numbers weren’t revealed. In a December 2017 interview, Goel sought assist from the federal government to ship the handsets. There have been no developments reported in regards to the ‘miracle telephone’ after 2017. The following yr, Goel was once more in the information for being arrested for allegedly making an attempt to extort cash from a businessman to “settle a gang-rape case”.
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