NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has placed on maintain a trial court order summoning on-line journey firm Make My Trip’s (MMT) CEO Deep Kalra in a cheating case filed by a lawyer. Justice Anu Malhotra issued the interim path on Kalra’s plea looking for quashing of the trial court order dated March 3, 2020 and proceedings emanating from it.
The court additionally issued discover to the state and the lawyer, who had lodged the cheating grievance towards MMT, its CEO and an organization worker, looking for their response on Kalra’s plea by February 10, the subsequent date of listening to. “The matter be re-notified for February 10, until which date the impugned order towards the applicant (Kalra) is stayed,” the court stated.
Kalra was represented by senior advocate Vikas Pahwa, who advised the excessive court that the police filed a closure report within the case in 2017 saying there was insufficiency of proof, the grievance of the complainant-lawyer was a shopper dispute and there was no concealment.
The complainant-lawyer had filed a cheating grievance with the police alleging that MMT, its CEO and one in all its workers, who had deliberate his vacation package deal, conspired to cheat him, Kalra’s plea, filed by advocates Ridhima Mandhar and Kartik Khanna, has stated.
Pahwa advised the court that after finishing up an preliminary enquiry, the police had in 2014 stated the dispute was purely of civil nature and no cognisable offence was made out.
Despite that report, the magisterial court had directed registration of an FIR and subsequently the FIR for the offences of cheating and legal conspiracy was lodged towards MMT, Kalra and the worker who had deliberate the vacation for the complainant-lawyer, the petition has stated.
The complainant-lawyer had in 2019 filed a protest petition towards the police’s closure report. It stated that in March final 12 months, the trial court allowed the plea and summoned the corporate, Kalra and the worker. “Hence, the current petition for quashing the trial court order was filed,” it stated.