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Pune Ola driver files FIR against Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal; MNS Pune threatens violence

Dynaneshwar Ram Salgare, an Ola driver from Pune, along with the political party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (Pune) (MNS), has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Ola co-founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal, (Ola Leasing Company - sic), and Ola Fleet Technologies Limited (OFT) under the following Sections of the IPC: 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention). This FIR - lodged at the Bundgarden Police Station - is also against 7 other employees of Ola's Pune office: Nitin Ghagre, Manas, Ajit, Ajay, Prashant, Sarsane and Vishal Chaturvedi. MNS claims that this is the first FIR of its kind filed in the country against online cab aggregators. An Ola spokesperson told MediaNama that it was engaging with the authorities, MNS and drivers since they first reached out to Ola a few days ago. False Promises [caption id="attachment_192246" align="aligncenter" width="550"] An Ola ad for drivers, handed by MNS at the press meet[/caption] MNS says that Ola has cheated the young unemployed youth of Maharashtra by luring them into driving Ola vehicles by promising them monthly incomes of Rs 60,000 - 70,000 in Pune (see image above) and Rs 100,000 - 120,000 in Mumbai. However, drivers only earn a tenth of that, taking home Rs 6,000 - 7,000 per month, according to current Ola drivers. This is because of Ola's high commission rates, and high car rental rates from Ola Fleet Technologies, Ola's leasing arm. This, MNS…

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