The below article was republished from news agency, ANI dated June 15, 2021. However, we have received a notice from Pradeep & Meenu Agarwal sharing their side of the version. We are putting out the original as well as follow up story in this article.
Published as on June 15, 2021
Oracle India head and his wife were booked for cheating customers by collecting huge advance amounts for their personal business projects, using the goodwill of the Oracle company.
According to Gurugram police, they booked Oracle India Country Head Pradeep Agarwal and his wife Meenu Agarwal under:
- Section 406
- Section 420
- Section 506
..of the IPC and served notices to the them on Monday at their residence in the millennium city.
MADS Creation Pvt Ltd, is a Gurugram based interior company headed by Meenu Agarwal which has allegedly duped its clients in and around Delhi NCR by taking huge advance project money and executing inferior quality work. The company has also been accused of vanishing from the site without completing work in some cases.
The police officials further stated that the master mind behind the MADS creation is Pradeep Agarwal who happens to be country head of and senior director of Oracle India.
Pradeep Agarwal and his wife were exploiting the goodwill and reputation of Oracle India for trapping the customers, said the police. As reported by ANI, the police also said:
Allegedly Meenu Agarwal also threatened clients with implication of sexual harassment and attempt to murder charges.
Investigating officer also added,
We are approaching Oracle for Pradeep’s designation and the company has not made it clear. But as per Linkedin and other websites and victims, his designation is senior director for Oracle India.
After the above ANI story was republished by several publications and portals, Pradeep & Meenu Agarwal’s legal team has sent us their side of the story:
The FIR 11.02.2021 has been filed by one Mr. Surendra Musely, against the Directors of MADS Creation Private Limited alleging that our clients have supplied the materials which is not equivalent to the money that has been transferred to the account of MADS Creation Private Limited. In the FIR, it has been further alleged that MADS Creation Private Limited has not completed the execution of work as per the scheduled time frame. It has been further alleged in the FIR that Mr. Alam (Project Manager/Accountant) of MADS Creation Private Limited is demanding a further sum of Rs. 15,00,000/- (Fifteen Lakhs only) to send the technicians which has shocked the General Manager of M/s. Shreya Broadcasting Private Limited. Based on these allegations the FIR was filed with Police Station Jubilee Hills.
That our clients, M/s. MADS Creation Private Limited and its Directors and Project Manager, had joined the investigation and filed a detailed reply giving the details of the contractual agreement which were entered into between the parties including the schedule of the timeframe along with the timelines for the release of the monies as per the terms and conditions as agreed between the parties.
That our clients M/s. MADS Creation Private Limited and its Directors and Project Manager, had received a Notice under Section 41a of the Code of Criminal Procedure for being present on 27 March 2021. Even though the Call was received at the last minute, our clients made suitable arrangements to be present in Hyderabad on 27 March 2021. On reaching the Police Station at 12:15 pm, our clients were told that Investigating Officer is on leave. Our clients were made to wait endlessly, and repeated messages were sent to the Investigating Officer, as our clients were scheduled for a return flight to Delhi by 8:15 flight pm. After repeated pleas, the Investigating Officer asked our clients to meet the SHO at the Police Station.
That our clients were surprised to see that the SHO prior to meeting our clients, called the complainant Mr. Surendra Musely, a Journalist from Tv5, and some other persons at about 3.30 pm to the Police Station. Thereafter, also the SHO kept our clients waiting whereas the SHO hosted a tea party for the complainant and Tv5 journalist who accompanied him. The complainant and Tv5 journalist were well known to the SHO as they met the SHO by touching his feet and seeking his blessings. After a long wait, our clients were called in wherein the complainant and Tv5 journalist were present in the room. Not even one question relating to the investigation was asked by the SHO in this discussion. In fact, the SHO along with the complainant and Tv5 journalist tried to force a settlement on our clients which was not the scope of the investigation and was rejected by our clients. Thus, even in the earlier occasion, i.e. 27 March 2021, the complainant has tried to exert pressure on our clients through media to settle the matter on their own terms and conditions. 6. That our client states that the factual narration of the First Information Report coupled with undue pressure exerted on our clients is only an attempt to bulldoze our clients to enter into a settlement which is not acceptable to our clients.
That our client states that on 14 June 2021, for the first time a Notice under Section 41a of the Code of Criminal Procedure was served upon our client, namely Mr. Pradeep Agarwal asking him to appear before the Jubilee Hills Police Station within next 7 days without supplying the additional statement made to the Police on behalf of some employee of M/s. Shreya Broadcasting Private Limited. Based on this notice issued by the Police.