Amit Agarwal, Vice President of Amazon India had been summoned by a magistrate court in Ulhasnagar in a criminal complaint filed by lawyer Amritpal Singh Khalsa for the offence of cheating. Khalsa had ordered a hard drive which is worth Rs 3,999 in December 2019.
Amritpal who is a resident of Ulhasnagar in the Thane district of Maharashtra approached the local court after he did not receive a product, he ordered through the online e-commerce site. He filed in his application that despite raising complaints through email about the product not being delivered, he neither received any proper response nor a refund of the amount he paid.
Khalsa even claimed that he approached the Ulhasnagar police station but the police refused to register an FIR on his complaint. He then approached the Judicial Magistrate in Ulhasnagar with a criminal complaint about registration of FIR under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code.
In March 2021, the Magistrate had directed the Ulhasnagar police to conduct an inquiry regarding the case. But when they were requested to be present, Agarwal and the third party seller from whom the lawyer had placed the order remained absent. The company had been directed to remain present in court on 22 Sept.
In Mumbai, the consumer forum court had also issued notice to Amazon India and the third party seller after being approached by Khalsa.