The Kurnool District Court granted bail to CEO and MD of Amway India Enterprises, Mr William S Pinckney, more than a week back. But Amway India officials so far have not come forward to secure his release on bail. What could be the reason?
The Amway India Enterprises’ counsels and the bosses of Amway in the USA have been attempting to bring pressure on the Indian Government to release Mr Pinckney unconditionally. The Amway officials appears to have felt that more time Mr Pinckney remains in jail, he could garner more sympathy. In order to increase the pressure on the Government they are keeping Mr Pinckney in jail. It is entirely the fault of the Amway authorities in making the CEO and MD of Amway India languish in jail.
Secondly, the District Court set as one of the conditions for bail that Mr Pinckney should surrender his passport to the court. The Amway authorities could not digest this condition. They pleaded that Pinckney has been living in the country for the last 16 years and he would not escape to other countries. The court did not agree to the contention and stuck to its position for the surrender of the passport.
In fact, the Nampalli Metropolitan Magistrate Court should have demanded the surrender of passport seven years back when a criminal case was filed against Amway India by the CID of AP. For reasons better known to the then judicial officer, there was no such demand.
At least this time, the district court of Kurnool set the condition. Once he surrenders the passport and fulfil the other conditions, he would be set free. Then only he could obtain bail from other courts including Warangal, Khammam, Hyderabad and other places.
Why Mr Pinckney is not willing to surrender his passport?
In the case, he is convicted and sentenced he might escape to the USA or Australia to avoid jail term. That is why the judicial court is demanding surrender of his passport.
That exactly is the point why the bigwigs of Amway from the USA are spreading canards that Pinckney was illegally detained and harassed.
In fact, he was legally arrested for indulging in a criminal activity and he could secure bail by fulfilling the conditions set by the judicial authorities.
Meanwhile, the journalist friends in New Delhi told Corporate Frauds Watch that Amway officials are seen moving in the lobbies of Parliament trying to impress upon the newly-elected members of Parliament for the release of Mr Pinckney.