Need advice on false complaint
I had given an order of some garments to a shopkeeper for my marriage. I made an advance payment of some amount to him. However, he failed to deliver the garments and later told me that I can get a refund of the total amount. Thereafter whenever I tried to contact him for refund he made numerous excuses and delayed the process.
To avoid any arguments directly, I reported the incident to local police station and filed a complaint. Knowing this the shopkeeper also filed a complaint that I am threatening him for recovering the money.
Both the parties had a discussion with the Police and the shopkeeper gave in writing (on blank paper) that he will refund the total amount within 1 month.
At the time of discussion, Police did not pay heed to the shopkeeper complaint and told him that such allegations are always made by the culprit and to solve the issue you should refund the amount. It was also decided the both the parties will not contact each other but will contact through the police.
Now my questions is, can the shopkeeper's complaint become a problem for me ?
Since we had a discussion before the police, does his complaint now hold any value at this point of time ?
What can I do to avoid any legal consequences ?
Asked 6 years ago in Criminal Law from Delhi, Delhi
Thanks Rajeev & Shaveta for your reply.
My intent to inform the local Police station is to avoid any direct arguments. I have two more queries :
1. Shall I wait for the next 1 month as committed by the Shopkeeper, before going to the consumer court ?
2. How should I deal with the matter if the shopkeeper's complaint is acted upon ?
Asked 6 years ago