An Indian court has summoned Jack Ma for wrongfully firing an Indian employee

Jack Ma (File photo)Times of India
  • Pushpendra Parmar, who was employed with the Alibaba-backed UCWeb in Gurugram, Haryana between August 2016 and November 2017, has claimed $268,000 in damages.
  • Jack Ma and about a dozen individuals or company units have been asked to appear in Gurugram civil court or through a lawyer on July 29.
  • In 2014, the CEO of Samsung Electronics was been ordered to appear at a Ghaziabad court in a $1.4-million cheating case.
An Indian court has summoned Alibaba's founder Jack Ma after a former employee in India complained that he was wrongfully fired, according to a Reuters report.

Pushpendra Parmar, who was employed with the Alibaba-backed UCWeb in Gurugram, Haryana between August 2016 and November 2017, according to his LinkedIn profile. He has reportedly alleged that his objection to UC News' censoring of content that was critical of China led to his ouster from the company. Parmar has claimed $268,000 in damages.

Jack Ma and about a dozen individuals or company units have been asked to appear in Gurugram civil court or through a lawyer on July 29, said Reuters, adding that UC India did not offer a comment on the ongoing litigation.

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This is not the first time that the global CEO of a multinational firm has been summoned by an Indian court. In 2014, the CEO of Samsung Electronics was been ordered to appear at a Ghaziabad court in a $1.4-million cheating case.

The summons issued to Jack Ma, the world's 17th richest man with a net worth of over $47 billion, have come amidst a diplomatic standoff between India and China. The terms of disengagement at the Ladakh border between India and China are still being negotiated. UC Browser was one of the 89 apps banned by the Indian government last month.

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