OnePlus sends legal notice to Delhi-based lawyer who alleged OnePlus Nord 2 5G exploded in his pocket
OnePlus has sent a legal notice to the Delhi-based lawyer Gaurav Gulati who alleged that his OnePlus Nord 2 5G smartphone had exploded in his gown earlier this month.
As per reports of Gadgets 360, the Chinese company has demanded the lawyer to cease and desist from making or publishing defamatory videos or derogatory statements against the company and its products.
In addition, the notice also stated that he should remove his earlier tweets about the company.
The Delhi-based advocate also posted a tweet and shared a copy of the notice.
The company also confirmed that they have sent a notice to the lawyer and stated that that “We confirm that we have issued a cease and desist notice to the concerned individual. We will follow the proper legal procedures to resolve this matter.”
The image shared by the lawyer shows that it was a notice sent by a legal partner of Mobitech Creations which is the Indian subsidiary of OnePlus.
As per the notice, Gulat has issued defamatory remarks against the company with an intention to harm the company’s reputation.
“The Disparaging Content has and continues to cause unquantifiable damage to Our Client. The general public, including Our Client’s potential customers, are very likely to be negatively influenced, deceived, or otherwise misled into believing that the statements made in the said Tweets as being true and conclusive,” the notice read.
The company has demanded the users to offer an unconditional written apology on the matter along with an undertaking to not post or disseminate any disparaging content about OnePlus and its products in the future, reported Gadgets 360.
The notice stated that if he fails to fulfill all these demands then he will be held responsible for all the cost and consequence and the company will take legal action against him.
Gulati did not respond to comment on the matter.
In an earlier conversation Gulati said that he would sue OnePlus for the explosion that allegedly took place at a time when he was sitting in his chamber. He also claimed that he received burn injuries on his stomach.
After he posted the incident on Twitter, OnePlus reached out to him, but he did not cooperate with the investigation team and refused to handover the phone.
Defending his decision, he said that he found the team to be insensitive and had suspected that the team could temper the evidence of malfunctioning on the phone.
Last month, a similar incident was also reported in Bengaluru where the OnePlus Nord 2 5G had allegedly exploded in the sling bag of a woman.
OnePlus had said that the incident was caused by external factors and not due to any manufacturing or product issue.