A sizable number of accused persons in a criminal case involving Amway India's notorious business model which was found to be illegal, left India without even obtaining permission from the judicial court or the CID of Andhra Pradesh.
In a petition to the Chief Metropolitan Court, Nampally, Hyderabad, the counsel for Mr William Pinckney, the key accused in the scam, submitted that the accused has to attend an urgent business meeting in the USA and hence he did not turn up for the trial. But what he conveniently forgot was that he should obtain the permission before leaving the country.
So is the case with other accused who were absent on the trial day. It is apt to question the CID of Andhra Pradesh whether they had given the accused permission to go abroad. Why they had not impounded the passports of the criminals to prevent them from abusing their passports. Let us wait and see what would be the answer from the CID.