Prakasam district police arrested one of the directors of NMart Md. Saleem Khan, Chief Executive officer Akhil Patrawala, Head of Human Resources Hiren Devani, Business head Pratik Desai. The accused persons would be presented in the judicial magistrate court. Kandukuru CI Akkeswara Rao and Chimakurti SI Muralikrishna arrested the accused.
However, the chief of NMart Gopal Singh Shekhawat is still at large and police issued a lookout notice for him. It may be recalled that NMart a.k.a. Newlook Retails, indulged in money circulation scheme in the name of selling products offering astronomical returns in a short span of time. Corporate Frauds Watch, Vijayawada-based civil society organisation, lodged a complaint with the police of Kandukuru about the illegal activities of the company.
However, after the police registered a criminal case and went to arrest Gopal Singh Shekhawat, on the promise of presenting himself before judicial magistrate at Ongole, he secured bail but jumped the bail. Thereafter, police have been searching for the fugitive Gopal Shekhawat.
Meanwhile, NMart filed a couple of writ petitions in Andhra Pradesh High Court but the high court refused to entertain any relief to the accused including anticipatory bail to the kingpin Gopal Singh Shekhawat. NMart could not convince the judiciary that its business model is legal. It also could not convince the judiciary how they are going to give returns of more than hundred per cent in four years. They also could not explain how they are going to extend various gifts like computers, motorcycles, luxury cars and even foreign trips to the members if they enroll more members.
That is why Gopal Singh Shekhawat is hiding in some obscure place avoiding the arrest.