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The Times of India
The Times of India

Central Consumer Protection Authority sends notices to online sites Flipkart & Meesho in Delhi acid attack on schoolgirl

NEW DELHI: The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) on Friday sent notices to online sites Flipkart and Meesho for violations relating to the sale of acid reported on their platforms.

The CCPA has directed them to furnish detailed responses within seven days, ANI reported.

The explanation follows reports that in a recent acid attack on a girl in Dwarka, Delhi, the accused had bought acid from Flipkart.

The National Commission for Women on Thursday issued summons to e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart over the alleged sale of acid on their platforms, a day after a teenage girl was attacked with acid in west Delhi.

The Delhi Commission for Women had also issued notices to two e-commerce firms for allegedly allowing sale of acid on their platforms.

The Delhi Police had also issued a notice to Flipkart after it found that the acid was procured from the e-commerce firm.

Two masked men on a bike threw acid on a teenager minutes after she left her home for school on Wednesday, leaving her with serious injuries.

As outrage spread over the attack, many also raised questions over the availability of acid in markets despite a ban.

The police have arrested three men and found that the main accused, Sachin Arora, had procured the acid from Flipkart.

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