According to reports, Rajasthan Police has filed a case against the founders of the e-commerce website, Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, for delivering fake ‘Woodland’ products to a local Congress leader.
Snapdeal is under fire again, this time for allegedly delivering fake products.
An assistant sub-inspector has been assigned to investigate the case against Snapdeal CEO Kunal Bahl and COO Rohit Bansal.
Both the founders were booked for cheating under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after businessman Indermohan Singh Honey, who has also been a spokesperson for the Congress party.
Indermohan Singh Honey filed a complaint that he was delivered a fake Woodland belt and wallet by Snapdeal.
Honey said he suspected the genuineness of the products, ordered on 17 July 2019 on Snapdeal, when they were delivered at his home.
He then took them to a local Woodland showroom where it was confirmed that they were fake.
Gumanpura station house officer Manoj Singh Sikarwal confirmed: “The (Woodland) staff there examined the products and said they were duplicate and fake.”
Indermohan Singh claimed that he had got a bad deal from Snapdeal in the past also when he was not delivered the wristwatch he had ordered. Though he had got a refund later.
Earlier this week, renowned accessories and watchmaker Fastrack had also tweeted saying that “Snapdeal is one of the most common online platforms where we see the marketplace selling fake watches”.
Snapdeal is one of the most common online platforms where we see the marketplace selling fake watches. We strongly urge you to buy only from official Fastrack stores, visit https://t.co/qpKRpj1sbg or buy it online on Amazon and Flipkart from authorized dealers.— Fastrack (@Fastrack) July 25, 2019
Snapdeal, meanwhile, was in news this week after Anand Piramal, executive director of the Piramal Group, invested an undisclosed amount in the e-commerce website. The investment has been made by Piramal in his personal capacity.
Snapdeal’s recently announced audited financial results for FY 2018-19 highlighted the company’s strong performance. In FY 2018-19, Snapdeal’s revenue soared 73% and its loss dropped sharply by 71%.
In the same period, traffic on Snapdeal’s marketplace surged 2.3 times to 70 million unique monthly users and the number of transacting users grew 2.2 times in the last 12 months.
By: Abhinav Ranjan, Editorial Desk, DKODING Media