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Amid merger talks with Flipkart, Snapdeal gets caught in court case dealing with cheating

Snapdeal faces a legal challenge, amid talks of a merger with Flipkart, A city court in Bangalore has directed the local police to register a case of cheating against Jasper Infotech and has issued summons to 10 executives including Snapdeal CEO Kunal Bahl. The city magistrate court has summoned all the parties to appear before it on May 27. The court acted following a private complaint by Dream Merchants, an events company, which organises the Bangalore Fashion Week. Snapdeal had promised an association with Bangalore Fashion Week and had restrained Dream Merchants from associating with any other competing brand. The e-commerce company refused sponsorship after the first edition of Bangalore Fashion Week. Snapdeal has been booked under the Section 420 and 120B of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Section 120B deals with criminal conspiracy and Section 420 deals with cheating. A report by the Times of India claims that event management company had to raise funds and run the event itself. It added that Dream Merchants had approached the police to register an FIR but were forced to file a private complaint, after the police refused to file a report. Court has summoned the following executives: Kunal Bahl: CEO and Co-Founder of Snapdeal Amit Maheshwari: Senior Vice President Fashion Abhishek Passi: Vice President, Business Strategy Mudita Verma: Director, Women's Clothing, Jewellery and The Designer Studio Aditi Soni: Head Events (Fashion) & Communications Anchal Chauhan: Executive Surendra Mohta: Associate Director, Contracts Sushma Earaiah: Executive Puneet Bhaskar: Executive Arghya Chakravarty: Executive Meanwhile, Snapdeal termed the case as "baseless allegations".…

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