The Managing Director of India's Tata Motors, Karl Slym, has been sentenced to six months in jail. The reason? Allegations of failure to repair a faulty Tata Nano.
Slym's six month jail sentence is also coming with a 10,000 r fine, which appears to convert to just $184. Strangely small fine for such a long sentence.
The Chandigarh State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has issued a non-bailable warrant for Slym based on accusations of Tata's failure to correctly remedy faulty parts on a newly sold Tata Nano, the world's cheapest car.
The car was faulty and taken in for service, but the owner says the problems weren't fixed. Tata says they tried to compensate the owner for the troubles, but they received no cooperation from him. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. For his part, Slym seems to be going on with his life, frequently tweeting in the last couple of days about anything but the order to head to jail.
(Hat Tip to Raja!)