Reliance Industries today through its subsidiary Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court to sought the urgent intervention of Government authorities to bring a complete stop to the illegal acts of tower vandalism by miscreants.
“These acts of violence have endangered the lives of thousands of its employees and caused damage and disruption to the vital communications infrastructure, sales and service outlets run by its subsidiaries in the two states. The miscreants indulging in vandalism have been instigated and aided by vested interests and our business rivals. Taking advantage of the ongoing farmers’ agitation near the national capital, these vested interests have launched an incessant, malicious and motivated vilification campaign against Reliance, which has absolutely no basis in truth.” stated Reliance Industries in a media release.
The company further stated that Reliance had nothing to do with the three farm laws currently being debated in the country and in no ways benefits Reliance. The company further claimed that the linking of name of Reliance to the farm laws is with the nefarious purpose to harm its business and damage its reputation.
Reliance further claimed that it had not done any ‘corporate’ or ‘contract farming’ in the past and neither had any plans to enter their business while clarifying that it had not acquired any agricultural land directly or indirectly in India for the purpose of contract farming or corporate farming.
“It (Reliance Retail) has never entered into long-term procurement contracts to gain unfair advantage over farmers or sought that its suppliers buy from farmers at less than remunerative prices, nor will it ever do so.It has never entered into long-term procurement contracts to gain unfair advantage over farmers or sought that its suppliers buy from farmers at less than remunerative prices, nor will it ever do so,” added Reliance Industires in its media release.
Reliance further stated that Jio’s fully 4G network had more than 140 lakh subscribers in Punjab comprising approximately 36 percent subscribers in the state and 94 lakh subscribers in Haryana comprising approximately 34 percent subscribers in the state. It stated that unlike vested interests, Jio had not resorted to any coercive or unlawful measures to win over customers.
Reliance has moved Punjab and Haryana High Court to sought punitive and deterrent action against miscreants and vested interests so that Reliance can all of its businesses in Punjab and Haryana smoothly once again.