Amway India has not yet filed its answer to the show cause noticed served by the Andhra Pradesh High Court following a writ of Mandamus No. 11381 of 2009 filed by Corporate Frauds Watch.Here is the ORDER of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
"Whereas the petitioner above named through his advocate Sri Sk Mastan Vali, presented this writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India praying that in the circumstances stated in the Affidavit filed herein the High Court may be pleased to issue the Writ of Mandamus to direct the official respondents to act U/s 7 of the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978 to stop the business transactions as well as seize all its business operations of Amway since the business model and its transactions are perpetuating the criminal offences fall within the mischief of the above Act and in terms of the judgment of this Hon'ble Court in W P No 20470 and 20471 of 2006 dated 19.07.2007.
And whereas the High Court upon perusing the petition and affidavit filed herein and upon hearing the arguments of Sri Sk Mastan Vali, Advocate for the Petitioner and of GP of GAD for the respondent No. 1 and of GP for Home for the respondents 2,3 and 4 directed issue of notice to the Respondent Nos. 2,4 and 27 returnable on 23-7-2009 herein to show cause why this writ petition should not be admitted in the circumstances set out in the petition and the affidavit filed in Writ Petition. And the Court also permitted the learned advocate for the petitioner to take out personal notice to respondent Nos. 2,4 and 27 by Speed Post with acknowledgement due and file proof of service.
1. The Principal Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Home Department, AP, Secretariat, Hyderabad.
2. The Additional Director General of Police, Crime Investigation Department, Hyderabad.
3. Amway India Enterprises Pvt Ltd No. 6-3-563/26/A, Flat No. 1&2, Somavarapu Heights, Hill Top Colony, Erramanzil, Hyderabad.
are directed to show cause as to why in the circumstances set out in the petition and the affidavit filed therewith this writ petition should not be admitted."
The counsels of the Amway India are tongue-tied and shudder to file answer to the show cause notice. They are afraid that the Hon'ble High Court would take a decision and close down Amway's operations in the country if they file their answer. That is why they are dilly-dallying.