Vendors file FIR against milk startup Doodhwala founders


Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS): A group of vendors has filed an FIR against Doodhwala founders Aakash Agarwal and Ebrahim Akbari, alleging the milk delivery startup owns them crores in dues.

In yet another startup story going bust, Doodhwala shut its operations last month after unable to sustain its business.

According to a report in Inc42 late Monday, the company allegedly owes crores to employees and vendors after another online startup FreshToHome took over its operations.

The FIR was filed at the Ulsoor Police Station here, said the report.


Ebrahim Akbari and Aakash Agarwal

A vendor was quoted as saying in the report that Doodhwala allegedly owes Rs 6-7 crore to around 30-35 vendors.

According to them, Agarwal and Akbari are absconding as their phones are continuously switched off.

Unable to get their money, some vendors stopped supplying products to the company in September due to unpaid dues.

The VC-funded milk delivery startup Doodhwala was yet to comment over the allegations.

In October, Doodhwala said it was discontinuing its services due to unforeseen circumstances.

In an update on its website, cofounder and CEO Akbari said that FreshToHome via FTHDaily will continue to service Doodhwala's customer base in Bengaluru.

The subscription-based hyperlocal delivery startup FreshToHome was founded in 2015 by Shan Kadavil and Mathew Joseph and claims to have crossed Rs 200 crore in annualised direct to consumer sales.

 

  

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  • wasim, mangalore , Car street

    Fri, Nov 22 2019

    Oh ,
    i Know both of the Gentlemen , and i worked for 2 months under him in year 2018, but i quit coz i had issue with timing hours .
    But humanly this guys are good people , come from a great family background .
    Shock to hear and i cant belive they will cheat .

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  • Zameer, Riyadh, Saudi

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    There will be more companies shutting down soon because of BJPs negative economic policies...2020 is going to be tough for the economy and there is a big threat of stagflation with many companies going on loss...but bhakthas will be willing to eat cowdung even if they cannot provide for their families.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    One more make in Hindustan outcome..., due to demon itization...!!!!
    Start up....., Stand up...., become shut down....!!!

    All said & done.., good thing is that the jokers are still on high...!!!

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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangaluru/Bengaluru

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    This is definitely a FRAUDULENMT/CONMEN COMPANY! We lost our security deposit amount of INR 500/- which was paid to the company for registration (for daily home delivery of milk) on their app, about 4 months ago. Neither was a single packet of milk was supplied, not was the security deposit refunded, in spite of umpteen telephonic calls and text messages to their office.

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  • Giri, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Karkera ji. He is a slow poison.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Only gau matha could answer the agony & hardship of the petitioners...,

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    The VCs that fund such startups also seem to be brainless or gullible. Most such startups are con-games, the entrepreneurs trying to live off someone else's money.

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Doing business of cow trafficking and its products are very risky these days...lol

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  • Raj, UDP

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Can anyone give us the list of companies gone insolvent or bankruptcy since 2014...

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Please do not attribute the failure of Doodhwala to government policies or to current political scenario.
    It is just that the two founders are conmen. If they have not paid the vendors to such an extent, their intentions, I could say was to cheat and run away after accumulating the money.

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  • Gilbert, Bajpe

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    I am not scared of living in India. I love my country very much and i am more safe here than any other country in the world.

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    They dont have any strategy other than doom the PUBLIC money by the blessings of Politicians !! Now they cant be traced out might be flew to uncle SAM country who is notorious to give the shelters to criminals from INDIA !!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    We are now scared of living in India ...

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  • Satish, udupi

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Bhai waise bhi tu tho foreign rahtha hai.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Galthi Kiya, Wapas Aya ...

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  • Dinesh Kumar, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Paisa katam ho gaya iske liye aya

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Express only your personal views, do not generalize things, we are not scared to live in our country, it could be you and like minded people ....

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  • S Shetty, Tulunad

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Bechare ko Takleef Huwa Hai, Bolne Do

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  • S Shetty, Tulunad

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    I am sure you will be happy to stay

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