SpiceJet issued a statement after a Gurugram man filed a complaint against the Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh. The airline in their statement said that the complaint is bogus.
"A frivolous, mischievous and completely bogus complaint has been filed by a liquor dealer Amit Arora with the Gurgaon police with an intention to hurt Spicejet and Mr. Ajay Singh's image," SpiceJet's spokesperson said adding that the concerned person never met Singh nor did they have any agreement.
The spokeperson added that they are sure the FIR will be quashed and also said, "A defamation suit will be filed against the complainant by Spicejet and Mr Singh."
Who filed complaint against Singh?
Gurugram man, Amit Arora, had alleged that Singh delivered a fake depository instruction slip (DIS) of shares worth Rs 10 lakh for services provided to him.
The police, based on his complaint, filed an FIR under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Arora in his statement said that Singh had promised him to share him shares worth Rs 10 lakhs of Spicejet in lieu of the services Arora provided him during the time Singh took over Spicejet from the promoters.
"Ajay Singh provided a depository instruction slip which, later turned out to be invalid and outdated. Thereafter, I approached him multiple times and requested him to either provide valid depository instruction slip or transfer shares directly. However, on pretext or the other, he refused to transfer me shares," Arora alleged.
The complainant then said that he had no option left but to press charges against Singh. He then claimed that the airline chairman has cheated others in a similar manner and defrauded them.
"Haryana Police has given an assurance that investigation would be initiated and culminated expeditiously and the guilty would be brought to justice at the earliest," Arrora said.