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The Founder of The Cheapest Smartphone In The World, The 'Freedom 251', Is Now In Jail For Fraud

Remember the founder of the cheapest phone on the planet? The Freedom 251 that cost only Rs 251? Well, it turns out that the founder of the tech firm that made all of it possible is now arrested on allegations of fraud. It was brought to light when a dealer of the cheapest phone did not receive refunds for an unfulfilled order.

Mohit Goel, the man behind the tech firm Ringing Bells, was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police yesterday based on a complaint from a dealer who said he only received a payment of only Rs 14 lakhs in new phones and cash. The dealer was expecting a refund for the unfulfilled order, which Mr Goel and other executives failed to do so and in return threatened to kill him and his family members.
Ringing Bells and Mr Goel made headlines last year as they unveiled the worlds' cheapest smartphone the “Freedom 251”. The phone generated a high demand due to its price and was also the focus of scrutiny from regulators.
The arrest transpired after it was fond that a dealer paid Rs. 30 lakhs for an order of handsets but did not receive the full order from Ringing Bells and did not receive the refund either. The dealer also claimed that some of the phones were faulty and needed replacement or a refund.

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