Amway probe already with us, says CID

Published Jun 11, 2014, 6:58 am IST
Updated Apr 1, 2019, 2:10 am IST
Police has to seek court’s permission to take action against Amway staff
Amway India CEO William Scott Pinckney with a policeman (Photo: PTI)
 Amway India CEO William Scott Pinckney with a policeman (Photo: PTI)

Hyderabad: The Crime Investigation Department on Tuesday submitted before the Hyderabad High Court that it had already taken over the investigation of the cases registered against the Amway India Ltd in various police stations of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states.

Justice Nooty Ramamohana Rao was disposing of a petition by William Scott Pinckney Chairman and CEO of Amway India Enterprises Private Ltd, seeking a direction to the police to transfer all the cases pending against it in various districts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, to the CID at Hyderabad.


When the matter came up for hearing on Tuesday, the counsel representing the home department told the judge that CID, Hyderabad has already taken over seven cases for investigation and steps have been taken to take over another four cases registered against Amway company and its CEO.

He said that allegations by the petitioners that the police were abusing the process of law by causing successive and repetitive arrests of the CEO in violation of various constitutional and fundamental rights are absolutely false.

The judge recorded the statement of the counsel and disposed of the petition by directing the police to take the court’s permission while taking action against the employees, distributors and other associates of the company, if there were any specific allegations against them.

Centre to settle Airport issue


Justice P. Naveen Rao of Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday, directed the Centre to dispose of the representation of the GMR Hyderabad International Airport in connection with collection of user charges from domestic and international travellers using the airport at Shamshabad, within six weeks.

The judge was disposing of the plea by the GMR Hyderabad International Airport, questioning the decision of the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority to collect user charges from domestic and international travellers at Shamshabad Airport.

Inquiry into illegal mining


A division bench comprising Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar on Tuesday directed the Guntur district Collector to conduct an inquiry within six weeks and take necessary action on illegal mining and excavation in Reach No. 8(b) of Amravati in Krishna River.

Location: Telangana