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ASSOCHAM complains against the cheapest smartphone Freedom-251

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Published on 20 Feb 2016 5:21 AM GMT

ASSOCHAM complains against the cheapest smartphone Freedom-251
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Lucknow: More problems are ringing up for Ringing Bell Company,claiming to provide the world's cheapest smartphone Freedom-251 at just Rs 251, as Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM) has lodged a complaint against it. The office bearers of ASSOCHAM have registered a complaint in this regard at the Hazaratganj police station of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh on Friday evening.

The Complaint:

  • ASSOCHAM's vice-president Sandeep Saxena has filed the complaint.
  • The mobile phone cannot be manufactured in Rs 251, Sandeep said.
  • The cost of smartphone is at least Rs 3000, he said.
  • Freedom-251 is a venture of Data Wind Company, which is blacklisted.
  • Data Wind failed to supply Akash tablet pc.

Probe ordered:

  • ASSOCHAM has requested Superintendent of Police (SP) east to probe into the matter.
  • Taking cognizance of the application, a probe has been ordered, said SP east.
  • Action will be taken after initial reports come.

Income-Tax department raids:

  • The income tax department raided the office of Ringing Bells company.
  • The department is trying to know about the source of income invested in the company.

The case:

  • Ringing Bells claimed to provide a smartphone at just Rs 251.
  • The site of company crashed on its opening day, Thursday.

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