- Mohit Goel arrested in an extortion case along with two others
- Mr Goel was the founder of a company called Ringing Bells
- It sold 'Freedom 251' phones for unbelievable price of Rs 251
Mr Goel was the founder of a company called Ringing Bells. In 2016, the company made waves by offering Freedom 251 smartphones for an unbelievable price of Rs 251.
The world's cheapest phone made a splash across the globe with almost every big media house writing about the gadget.
Around 30,000 customers paid for it and pre-ordered the phone online and about seven crore people registered to buy it when it went on sale. The sale however was plagued by several technical problems.
Ringing Bells later began selling the phone along with several other models and accessories through Amazon India.
Last December, Mohit Goel claimed that despite his commitment to 'Make in India' and 'Start-up India' initiative, he did not get support from the government.
(with ANI inputs)