CRIMNAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST FIVE IN DUBAI

UAE takes strict action on Kalyan Jewellers complaint against false social media posts

March 30, 2018: Dubai Public Prosecution has directed the Dubai Police to initiate criminal proceedings for charges of cyber crime and abuse using the internet / social media platform
against five persons of Indian origin. Investigations by the Dubai Police has confirmed one of the above manipulated and circulated false social media posts giving the impression that the gold jewellery sold by the brand is impure and fake. The said person, has during the investigation process admitted that he had logged in and slandered the Complainant Company. The investigation against the others are under process.

The maligning posts were made viral across social media platforms and more evidently on Whatsapp groups. The posts further claimed that the UAE showrooms of Kalyan Jewellers were
sealed and the owners arrested.

The legal action follows a complaint filed by Kalyan Jewellers LLC before the Dubai Public Prosecution against spreading fake videos and false news on social media. Dubai Police is working closely with the cybercrime department and is actively pursuing investigations to identify other possible perpetrators who had uploaded similar false videos/posts.

Kalyan Jewellers had immediately refuted the false claims by posting a statement on their official social media handles.

Lauding the vigilant and methodical procedure of the Dubai police, Mr. T.S Kalyanaraman, Chairman and Managing Director of Kalyan Jewellers said, “It is very reassuring to see the
steps taken by the Dubai Police to contain the social media abusers. This is evidence enough for the perpetrators to know that social media slandering will not be taken lightly. A brand’s
reputation is built over the years by the contribution and hard work of many people. Such instances of fake propagated by a few irresponsible individuals, is an attempt to tarnish the
image and reputation of brands. These acts have deep impact on the emotions of all those associated with the brand and the company. I thank the UAE’s legal system and the Dubai
Police for taking strict measures in preventing cybercrimes and establishing the truth in such situations.”

About Kalyan Jewellers

Headquartered in Thrissur in the state of Kerala, India, Kalyan Jewellers is one of the largest jewellery manufacturer distributors in India and the GCC. The company has a century-old
business legacy in textile trading, distribution and wholesaling. Starting with the first jewellery showroom in 1993, Kalyan Jewellers has enjoyed a long-standing presence in India for over two decades. Kalyan has been present in the GCC since 2013 and has operations in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman. It has set industry benchmarks in quality, transparent pricing and innovation. Kalyan offers an array of traditional and contemporary jewellery designs in gold, diamonds and precious stones catering to the distinct needs of the customers.

Today, Kalyan Jewellers has 121 showrooms across India and West Asia. Kalyan Jewellers continues to adhere to the founding principles of its forefathers of pursuing fair and ethical
business practices.

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