According to the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai police in India, 8 team leaders of QNET are arrested on friday.
The EOW of Mumbai police, which is probing a case against QNET arrested eight of its agents or independent representatives (IRs) as QNet refers them. The EOW also froze bank accounts of these people.
The accused have been charged with cheating, forgery and under relevant sections of the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978.
According to Times of India, the eight arrested are:
- Vivekkumar Singh
- Shashibhushan Rameshwar Pandey
- Namrata Pandey
- Sabeena Vijay Mathew
- Vijay Mathew
- Jagdevsingh Parmar
- Rohit Chandra
- Mahesh Baharwali
The EOW has frozen Rs1.8 crore from Vivekkumar Singh's bank account. Shashibhushan Rameshwar Pandey had Rs70 lakh, his wife Namrata Pandey had Rs2.5 crore, Sabeena Vijay Mathew (Rs1.2 crore), her husband Vijay Mathew (Rs74 lakh), Jagdevsingh Bhulsingh Parmar (Rs70 lakh), Rohit Chandra (Rs1.2 crore) and Mahesh Baharwali had Rs42 lakh in their bank accounts
Rajvardhan Sinha, additional commissioner of police (EOW) told the newspaper that:
These accused have got commission ranging from Rs40 lakh to Rs2.5 crore in the binary pyramid scheme which is banned in India.
The complainant, Gurupreet Singh Anand, a computer consultant from Lokhandawala, Andheri in his first information report (FIR) stated that his wife was duped for Rs30,000 by some people who had introduced themselves as the independent representatives (IRs) of QNET.
Anand told the police, “They (IRs) had said that one of the bio-products my wife bought could be used to treat my 12-year-old son's brain-related diseases.”
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