Flipkart Founder Sachin Bansal’s wife files a dowry harassment case
A dowry harassment complaint has been filed against Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal by his wife Priya Bansal in Bengaluru.This comes as a surprise as everything seemed fine between them even after exit from the Flipkart post walmart deal, he was spending more time at home.
Sachin Bansal has a net worth of $1 billion. This was after after he sold his 5.5% stake in Flipkart to Walmart. He has also made several investments in startups, including $100 million in Ola.
The FIR was filed at Koramangala police station under two sections of the Indian Penal Code- 498A (dowry harassment), 34 (criminal intent) and under section 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act.
Priya Bansal has alleged that the harassment began prior to their wedding. In the complaint, she said, her father had spent Rs 50 lakh on the wedding and had given Sachin Rs 11 lakh in cash. She also alleged that her husband was pressuring her to transfer properties in her name to him, and after she refused to do so, she was harassed by her in-laws.
In the complaint, she adds that Sachin Bansal physically assaulted her and demanded money.
According to the complaint, he allegedly physically assaulted her after demanding that the properties they owned jointly be signed over to him.