HC Disposes of Amway CEO's Plea

With the CID taking over the case, HC disposes of the case asking police to take its nod for taking action against employees

Published: 11th June 2014 08:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2014 08:51 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday disposed of the petition filed by William Scott Pinckney of Amway India Enterprises Private Limited based on the CID’s statement that it had already taken over the investigation of the cases registered against the company in various police stations of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states. Justice Nooty Ramamohana Rao was dealing with the plea by Amway India chairman and chief executive officer William Scott Pinckney seeking a direction to the police to transfer all the cases pending against it in various districts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states to the CID at Hyderabad. The judge had earlier directed the counsel for the home department to inform the stand of the government in transferring cases to the CID. When the matter came up for hearing on Tuesday, the counsel representing the home department told the judge that the CID, Hyderabad had already taken over seven cases for investigation and steps had been taken to take over another four cases registered against Amway company and its CEO. As the petitioner had sought transfer of all the cases to the CID, there was no need to pass any orders or grant relief to the petitioners in the present case, the counsel said. In this regard, the counsel submitted to the court a copy of the CID’s instructions in the case. The CID stated that the company had been promoting illegal money circulation scheme and inducing and instigating the general public with the promise of huge commissions, and had been committing the offences in contravention of the provisions of the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Scheme (Banning) Act. The petitioners’ allegations that the police were abusing the process of law and causing successive and repetitive arrests of the CEO in violation of various constitutional and fundamental rights are absolutely false. The police of different police stations were acting as and when the complaints were filed in their respective police stations and investigating them, it added. After recording the statement, the judge disposed of the case with a direction to the police that they should take the court’s permission to take action against the employees, distributors and other associates of the company if there were any specific allegations against the latter.



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