An FIR has been registered against Chinese e-commerce company Club Factory, its directors Jialun Li, Garvit Agarwal and CFO Ashwini Rastogi for cheating under sections 420 and 406 of the IPC for selling counterfeit goods of famous brands. This complaint has been lodged by Lucknow resident Alok Kakkar at the Wazirabad police station. In the complaint, he has said that the club factory has given fake products to consumers under a criminal conspiracy by advertising huge discounts on popular brands.
The complainant had purchased a Titan watch from the club factory, which was 86 percent discounted, and had ordered two sunglasses from Ray-Ban, which had been given a discount of 90 percent. He received an order on 25 November, which upon opening revealed to him that both the products ordered were fake. After this he tried to contact the tollfree number provided by the company. At this time, he did not get any clear information on this. On the website of the club factory, the seller was named Mahakal Enterprise and Perfect Times. The complainant emailed the company for a copy of the invoice, but he was not given that copy of the invoice.
On receiving no response from the club factory, the complainant contacted Titan and Ray-Ban's customer care. After this they came to know that both the companies have no relation with the club factory nor do they sell their products through the club factory. Apart from this, Kakkar also mentioned in his complaint that his representatives threatened him instead of resolving the problem when he spoke again at the toll free number of the club factory.