Warrant against RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani withdrawn
Padmini Sudesh, the district president of Thrissur Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Kerala, has recalled the warrant against Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Mukesh Ambani after the company representatives deposited the dispute amount of Rs. 25,000 towards the case and filed an execution petition before the forum.
“The forum recalled the arrest warrant yesterday as Reliance Communications deposited Rs 25,000, which includes interest, after they moved a petition to recall the warrant issued on December 16," noted RIL lawyer K S Ravisankar.
The order was passed by the Thrissur Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum based on a petition filed by a local resident Joseph Makkolil in 2005; when Mukesh Ambani was the managing director of Reliance Infocom. The complainant had purchased a Reliance Infocom mobile handset in the year 2003. The mobile was purchased from a Reliance retail outlet on payment of Rs. 10,000 and promised various offers, features and service schemes. However, according to Joseph’s advocate Seby J Pulley, the complainant found that the company had miscarried the terms and conditions stated during the time of purchase of the services and, in order to seek redressal for the same, he moved the consumer disputes court against Reliance Infocom Ltd managing director and the manager of Reliance Infocom branch in Thrissur in 2005. The forum then directed Reliance on October 30th 2010 to pay a fine of Rs. 24,000 to the complainant within a period of two months. Because the allotted time gap lapsed, the court issued a warrant against the chairman of RIL seeking immediate action. Just last week RIL representatives took the matter of redressal and sorted it promptly by paying the necessary compensation amount as well as an interest sum that had accumulated over the five years.
RIL advocate K S Ravishankar said that an execution petition has been filed as Mukesh Ambani is no longer the managing director of Reliance Infocom Ltd. Also, the arrest warrant was issued on an ex-parte hearing.
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