Why did Amway India chief Mr William Pinckney and Diamond Raja Naren run away from Vijayawada without participating in the much-publicised India Success 2010 meet at a college auditorium on Saturday. The obvious reason - Police chased them out.
It all started when an Amway victim, Mrs. Bitra Sujata approached the office-bearers of Amway India at Vijayawada with the plea that Amway India should refund the Rs. 3 lakh (Rs Three Hundred Thousand) which was spent by her late husband, Mr Venugopal to purchase products. The Amway India bluntly refused to take back the stock.
Hurt by the rejection, Ms Sujata pleaded with Amway officials that after husband died, she was not in a position to sell the products and that she is in a financial distress and badly in need of money. When nobody heard her, she approached an advocate, Mr Madanmohan Choudary who in turn contacted the Corporate Frauds Watch. A criminal case of cheating and money circulation scheme was filed against Amway India.
Mrs Sujata took the opportunity to raise the subject when the Amway India announced the grand meeting. Corporate Frauds Watch took up the matter and contacted the police officials. The police officials promptly reacted and disrupted the meeting chasing away the members from the venue. They have even removed the flexi boards, festoons and other publicity material from the venue and dumped them at the police station.
Mr Pinckney who alighted the King Fisher Airlines plane at Gannavaram airport was compelled to return on the same flight to Hyderabad without participating in the meeting only to dodge the police grilling. Raja Naren also took the same course of action.
Police said that the organisers of the meeting did not take permission for conducting the meet and that is the reason it was disrupted. If any victim comes out with allegations of money circulation scheme, they are ready to file more criminal cases against the company, the police asserted.