A bailable arrest warrant has been issued against Reliance Group of Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani by a Kerala consumer forum for his failure to pay a Rs.24,000 fine to a person who had purchased a mobile from a Reliance outlet in 2003.
The case before the Thirissur Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum dates back to 2003 when M. Joseph purchased a Reliance Infocomm mobile phone for Rs.24,000, his advocate Seby J. Pulley said. The customer said he was promised numerous offers such as free outgoing calls and SMSes but failed to get the services despite several attempts to avail the offers.
In 2010, the court gave a verdict in favour of Joseph and directed Reliance Infocomm to pay Rs.24,000 along with 12 per cent interest for five years. After waiting for a year, Joseph again approached the court in March 2011 to help him get the amount.