Company was to supply soft drinks manufacturing equipment to the industrialist
Mysore/Mysuru: A Chennai-based company, which had received Rs. 4 lakh from a city industrialist to supply soft drinks and soda manufacturing equipment, has failed to supply the same and has also failed to return the money back, thus cheating the industrialist.
The industrialist, who has been cheated is Abrar Mohammed, a resident of Kalyangiri, who runs Ahad Beverages factory in city. Abrar, who wanted to purchase soft drinks and soda manufacturing equipment, was searching for the supplier online and came across the website of the Chennai-based company and contacted it.
Abrar contacted one Murugan of the company, who introduced himself as the Vice-President of the company and met Abrar in 2020 during which Abrar gave his requirements to which Murugan gave a quotation of Rs. 30.75 lakh for the required equipment and as advance to supply the equipment, Murugan had got a total of Rs. 4 lakh transferred to a Bank account in stages from June 18, 2020 till Aug. 3.
Later, Abrar went to the company in Chennai, where he met one Sushilkumar, who introduced himself as the Director of the company and told Abrar that due to COVID-19 pandemic, the factory has been temporarily closed. When Abrar told him that he had transferred a total of Rs. 4 lakh following instructions from Murugan, Sushilkumar told Abrar that Murugan was a just Marketing Executive and why did he (Abrar) transfer the money. Sushilkumar then told Abrar that he would show the equipment if he had signed the agreement. As there were differences in the signatures in the agreement papers, Abrar demanded his money back to which Murugan and Sushilkumar assured of returning his money. As both Murugan and Sushilkumar began to give excuses and delaying the repayment, Abrar has lodged a complaint at Udayagiri Police Station.