Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has received complaints against Ringing Bells –the manufacturing company of Freedom 251 smartphone, as per media reports.
As per a report in the Quint, the ED has begun enquiry into the matter, suspecting that the company might run away with customers' money that it has recieved as payment from online booking of the phone.
Taking the world by surprise, Ringing Bells launched "Freedom 251" smartphone that, it said, has been developed "with immense support" from the government.
As the makers of the smartphone went gaga over being part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s "Make in India" and "Digital India" initiatives in last few days, a top government official clarified on Thursday that the government has nothing to do with "Freedom 251" smartphone.
"This is not a government project. `Make in India` team has nothing to do with this," wrote Amitabh Kant, secretary of department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), in a Twitter post.
The tweet comes on the heel of the fact that the government is already keeping a close watch on "Freedom 251" and its maker.