November 12 could be described as the Day of Coincidences. Mr William Pinckney, the managing director of Amway India and other accused in the money circulation scheme criminal case did not attend the court. The Magistrate who became serious when they did not attend the court last time, surprisingly has taken leave of absence. It is not clear whether the magistrate has taken leave knowing that the accused who are currently out of the State or country might not attend the trial or the accused did not attend the court knowing that the magistrate went on leave.
Meanwhile, the Corporate Frauds Watch filed an implead petition in the Andhra Pradesh High Court in the writ petition filed by Amway India appealing the State's highest court to quash the Government Order which restrained it from advertising in the media. The visibly shaken counsels of Amway India pleaded the Division Bench to refer the writ petition to a larger bench.
The Division Bench happilyagreed to refer the writ petition to a larger bench. Anyway, it is a blessing in disguise for Corporate Frauds Watch as it got an opportunity to present their case before a larger bench.
Meanwhile, the spineless bureaucrats and the police remain mute spectators as the Amway India continues its advertisement spree.
A brighter point is the CID police have agreed in principle to include the names of other distributors of Amway in the money circulation scheme after some more investigation.