Flipkart has filed an FIR against one of its vendors who allegedly duped the e-commerce company for over Rs 1.5 lakh. This vendor in question is said to have sold sub-standard products but charged Flipkart for good quality products. Also Read - Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza sale top deals: iPhone SE, Poco X3 Pro and more on discountAlso Read - iPhone 11, iPhone XR up for grab with massive discount on Flipkart Big Saving Days sale
Flipkart filed an FIR at the Kamakshipalya police station in Bangalore against Ramesh Kumar, the owner of Nandi Electronics. Kumar, a dealer in car accessories would ship products once an order was placed on Flipkart. He would however then call Flipkart complaining that the products he had shipped were undelivered, but the package that came back didn t have the original items. He would allege that the delivery boys were stealing his products, and being a registered vendor, Flipkart would refund his losses, Times of India reports. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days sale begins: Pixel 4a, Realme X7, Samsung Galaxy F62, more on discount
Kumar s complaints continued and sensing something was fishy, Shivaram Krishna, a manager at Flipkart filed the FIR. On investigation, the police found that the phone numbers and email ids used to place orders on Flipkart all belonged to Ramesh Kumar. On November 13, Kumar was arrested and is said to have confessed to his crime.
This maybe a rare case when Flipkart is being duped by one of its own vendors, but the e-commerce company s return policy has been abused before. In October one such case came to light when a man from Telengana bought numerous items off Flipkart, and then returned the packages under the pretext of having been delivered the wrong item. He is said to have placed more than 200 orders and caused Flipkart loses close to Rs 20 lakh.