Xiaomi says it faced threat of "physical violence" from Indian agency during probe

A man uses his mobile phone in front of a screen showing a logo of Xiaomi at the launch ceremony of the Mi Note in Beijing, January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp has alleged its top executives faced threats of “physical violence” and coercion during questioning by India’s financial crime fighting agency, according to a court filing seen by Reuters.

Officials from the Enforcement Directorate warned the company’s former India managing director, Manu Kumar Jain, current Chief Financial Officer Sameer B.S. Rao, and their families of “dire consequences” if they did not submit statements as desired by the agency, Xiaomi‘s filing dated May 4 stated.

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