Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Friday refused to stay the criminal proceedings against the Amway India Enterprises pending in various police stations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. While refusing the stay, Justice Nooty Ramamohana Rao directed the police not to harass any of the lower officials associated with the company.
The judge was dealing with a plea by the Amway India chairman and CEO William S. Pinckney seeking a direction to the police to transfer all the cases pending against it in various districts in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states to the CID at Hyderabad.
The counsel appearing for the company submitted that they had already represented the director general of police (DGP) for the transfer of all cases to the Crime Investigation Department (CID) and the response of the DGP was positive, but they do not have any information about what instructions he had passed on their representation.
The counsel said that 11 cases were registered against the company in which 11 cases are similar in nature. He directed the counsel for the home department to inform the stand of the government in transferring cases to the CID by Tuesday.