Four persons have been named in the FIR - Sachin Bansal, his father Satprakash Aggarwal, mother Kiran Bansal and brother Nitin Bansal.

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansals wife files dowry harassment case against him
news Crime Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 09:12

A dowry harassment case has been filed against Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal by his wife Priya in Bengaluru’s Koramangala police station. Four persons have been named in the FIR registered - Sachin Bansal, his father Satprakash Aggarwal, mother Kiran Bansal and brother Nitin Bansal. 

The couple got married in 2008 and in her complaint Priya  alleges that the dowry harassment began prior to their wedding. In her complaint to the police, 35-year-old Priya alleged that her father had spent over Rs 50 lakh for their wedding and had given Sachin Rs 11 lakh in cash. 

Priya, a dentist by profession, alleges that Sachin physically assaulted her and demanded money. In October last year, Sachin allegedly physically assaulted her after demanding that the properties they owned jointly must be signed over to him. She also alleged that when Sachin had been to Delhi, he sexually harassed her sister as well. Priya further alleged that when she refused to transfer the properties to Sachin, his parents and his brother also harassed her in 2019. 

An FIR has been filed under two sections of the Indian Penal Code- 498A (dowry harassment), 34 (criminal intent) and and under section 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act.

Sachin Bansal, who exited Flipkart during its acquisition in 2018 by Walmart netted $1 billion by selling his stake. After his exit from Flipkart, he has been betting on digital banking through Navi Technologies, which he started in December 2018 as BAC Acquisitions with Ankit Agarwal by investing $450 million into Navi. Sachin has also invested in several startups including $100 million in Ola. His other investments include electric scooter startup Ather, InShorts, Grey Orange, Unacademy, among others.

Note: After publication of this report, The News Minute was informed about an ex parte injunction by a Bengaluru family court on February 5, 2020 that prevents the complainant Priya Bansal and the press from reporting details of an ongoing property dispute between Sachin Bansal and her. Since this report is based on a separate FIR filed by Priya Bansal, a document which is in the public domain, we believe it is not subject to the injunction order.

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