Anywhere in the world, with such damning judicial pronouncements, any fraudulent company would have been shut down. But this is India.
A charge sheet has been filed after the highest court in the country stated unequivocally that the business scheme is illegal and attracts the provisions of a particular enactment. And the charge sheet clearly stated that the business model is illegal. If a person is booked for breaching the law, will that person be allowed to commit the offence time and again.
But this is India.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court held that the business model of Amway India is illegal and the police could continue the investigation and file charge sheet against it. And the Supreme Court of India dismissed the Special Leave Petition filed by Amway India stating that there is no merits in the Special Leave Petition. The police filed charge sheet excluding the name of Amway India from the charge sheet though in the First Information Report, the first accused was Amway India. After the media raised hue and cry, the police filed a revised charge sheet including the name of Amway India.
Later, the State Government has issued a G.O. restraining Amway India from advertising in any media. Still, the advertisements by the fraudulent company continue to flow unabated to almost all the media. But no action was taken against Amway India.
Corporate Frauds Watch filed a writ petition in the Andhra Pradesh High Court to implement the G.O. and restrain Amway India from advertising in the media. So far, only the CID filed a feeble affidavit. Amway India or the Principle Secretary (Home) are yet to file their affidavits in the court. Amway India, the so-called giant doing business in dozens of countries, is in a pitiable condition even to file the affidavit.
The petition filed by a de facto complainant in the Nampally Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Hyderabad, seeking reinvestigation into the crime of money circulation scheme is yet to come up for hearing. The point is if the case involves money circulation scheme, how come only nine persons of Amway India committed the crime? Money Circulation involves several hundreds of persons. Why the CID police did not file criminal case against all the members of Amway India.
To cap it all, the names of IBOs of Amway India who filed writ petitions in the Andhra Pradesh High Court were also not figured in the charge sheet. That is the strangest part of the whole scheme.
When would the government and the judiciary open their eyes and bring the culprits to book?