Fake Skechers Case: Flipkart Files FIR Against Employee, Seller

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Homegrown ecommerce player Flipkart moved legally against its employee and the seller for selling fake products. The company has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Marcowagon Retail Private Limited (MRPL) and one its own employees for cheating, fraud, forgery, and breach of trust.

Flipkart, as per people aware of the matter, has accused the vendor and the employee of colluding and selling sub-standard products to the online retailer, including the footwear brand, Skechers.

However, the vendor denied Flipkart’s charges, calling them baseless. “We will also take legal actions against Flipkart,” said the vendor.

American sportswear company Skechers had recently filed a case against Flipkart for selling its counterfeit products. As a result, government officials had recovered fake products of Skechers from its warehouses in Delhi.

However, now both the companies are planning to go for an out-of-the the court settlement.

According to reports, Flipkart through a third-party forensic audit agency, found MRPL and a company employee were allegedly cheating the e-commerce company by importing sub-standard products at lower prices, while continuing to charge it the rate agreed upon for genuine goods.

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