Noida: Mohit Goel, the creator of the dubious “Freedom 251” cell phone which turned into all the rage a year ago, reemerged on Sunday, saying that in the event that he gets bolster from the administration, he can at present convey the handsets by March-April one year from now.
Police on Sunday captured two people after Goel, Managing Director of Noida-based Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd which propelled the world’s least expensive cell phone a year ago, recorded a FIR against them for not conveying “Freedom 251” units even after the organization paid them ahead of time.
The charged Vikas Sharma, 35, and Jeetu, 40, the two occupants of Delhi, who purportedly took almost Rs 3.5 crore from Ringing Bells for conveying handsets, were sent to Dasna imprison, Noida’s Superintendent of Police, City, Arun Kumar Singh told IANS.
Addressing IANS over telephone, Goel stated: “I paid the couple almost Rs 3.5 crore and, consequently, they deceived me. They redirected the cash and did not convey any telephone. In February this year, a few merchants recorded a body of evidence against me and I was imprisoned for a half year. Presently with the crisp captures, individuals will come to know why I neglected to convey on my guarantee.”
Goel deplored that the administration did not go to his help in spite of his sense of duty regarding ‘Make in India’ and ‘Start-up India’ activity by giving each and every Indian resident with a cell phone.
“The huge players today have embraced my model and are presently giving cell phones in as low as Rs 1,300, as Karbonn. The Jio show for paying Rs 1,500 ahead of time for a cell phone is comparative. They have profound pockets so they can bear the cost of however for what reason don’t individuals ask them how they are making cell phones so shoddy?” he said.
“My merchants didn’t convey on time and I fizzled. Our organization’s President Ashok Chadda is as yet grieving in prison. I require one chance to tell the truth and give individuals handsets by March-April one year from now,” Goel told IANS, including that he isn’t arranging whatever else right now however to concentrate on his “Opportunity 251” dream.
The organization in mid-February 2016, had wanted to convey 2.5 million handsets previously June 30, that year. Ringing Bells got mammoth — more than 70 million — enrollments before its installment passage smashed.
The world’s least expensive telephone influenced a sprinkle over the globe, with practically every huge media to house expounding on the “supernatural occurrence gadget”.
Subsequent to declaring that it had conveyed 5,000 ‘Opportunity 251’ cell phones to clients in July a year ago, Ringing Bells said it would convey 65,000 more to the individuals who had booked the gadget in money down (COD) mode.
Yet, no new numbers were shared a while later.
Goel was captured in February this year after a FIR was recorded by Ghaziabad-based wholesaler Ayam Enterprises, asserting that Ringing Bells duped it of Rs 16 lakh.
The Allahabad High Court later allowed safeguard to Goel. The court had watched that a bargain was settled upon between the gatherings engaged with the case.