Recently, I have come across various instances where people from Tata Docomo have posed as advocates and made threatening calls to citizens. Not only they threaten with the statement that Court has issued arrest warrant for the dues, they even go to the extent of providing fake addresses.
I do have personal experience of this honest company where the officials called at my home and started abusing for an amount of less than Rs. 3000 which their advocate at an earlier point of time confirmed to me was settled.
Nonetheless, as of now I am writing on behalf of a Client who received a call from one Ms. Ankita Sharma from the number +91-8459-055-XXX. She told my Client that, for the dues of less than Rs. 3000, a Court in Delhi has issued his arrest warrant and police are coming within two hours to arrest him. He passed me the number and I spoke to this lady on February 8. When I told her I’m the counsel for the person, whom she spoke to and informed about the arrest warrant, she abruptly hung up.
I called her the following day and she denied telling my client about any such arrest warrant. However, when I said I want to meet her in Chamber to show documents that the account was already settled by Tata, she asked me to come to Patiala House Court in Chamber No. 511.
I went to this Chamber today and met the advocate who operates from there. The advocate told me he is sick and tired of people of Tata Docomo giving his Chamber’s address whereas he has nothing to do with this company. I spoke to Ms. Ankita while sitting in Chamber 511 and asked her where can I meet her. She was surprised I had reached Chamber 511 and denied having given my any such address. When I asked her to provide me any address, she, again, abruptly hung up the phone.
This is a matter of serious concern. The legal officer of this company need to come and explain to the Bar Council that who are the advocates on their retainer making such calls and threatening people with alleged arrest warrants.
I am positive that there is no such advocate who would do such an act of threatening people with invisible arrest warrant. I am sure that people from this company are making these calls and terrorising people with possible arrest in few hours and bring irreparable harm and injury to our noble profession.
I am also making a separate complaint to the police against the company because of acts of impersonation, possible fraud and that threat indeed constitutes assault but I am also going to request the Bar Council of Delhi to take note of such conduct by these companies.
I am also making a separate complaint to TRAI against this company.