Hyderabad, May 28 : Additional DGP (CID) T Krishna Prasad on Tuesday cautioned the public not to join the Amway as its business was illegal.
“The Amway India Enterprises Private Limited has been promoting Amway Products, through Money circulation by conducting membership drive, cheating the public by luring and enticing them with incentives and commissions. The activities of M/s. Amway India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., are covered under Money Circulation and are in clear violation of the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978. The Govt. of AP has issued a G.O.Ms.No.178 of HOME (General-B) Department, Government of A.P., Dt. 5-9-2008, restraining publishing of any material / advertisements of the Amway India,” Krishna Prasad said in a statement.
He further informed that the Andhra Pradesh High Court and even the Supreme Court of India have upheld the G.O.Ms.No.178 of Home (General-B) Department.
William Pinkney, MD, Amway India Enterprises, who is an accused in the CID AP case against Amway in Cr.No. 129/2011 U/s 420 IPC and Sec. 2 (C) R/w 3, 4, 5 & 6 of Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978, is also attending the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Nampally in the trial against Amway.
William Pinkney along with Sanjay Malhothra and Amshu Budhraj, Directors of Amway India, have been arrested again on Monday by the Kerala Police. There are several cases already registered in the State of A.P. against the Amway India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
In view of the above, the Addl DGP has cautioned the public not to participate or join the Amway India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., or any of its kind as the business is illegal and the Govt. vide its G.O.Ms.No.178, has banned even advertisements of Amway products. INN