Some Things You Need to Know about the Vihaan Director Arrest Saga
Vihaan is a sub-franchisee in India of the Hong Kong-based direct selling company, Qnet. It so happened that on 25 January, 2019, an interim was passed by the Supreme Court of India in favor of Vihaan direct selling (India) Pvt. Ltd. The petitioners of the case, Vihaan direct selling (India) Pvt. Ltd., got a supreme order that stated that there was ‘no coersive action’ against them. The Supreme Court ordered the respondents of the case together with the state of Telangana to refrain from taking any further coersive steps in the FIRs that were filed against Vihaan direct selling (India) Pvt. Ltd.
The Cyberabad police arrested on 26 January, 2019 two independent representatives of Vihaan direct selling (India) Pvt. Ltd together with the director of the company namely, Dilip Raj, Chandar Kumar Chowdary and Atur Kumar. According to the arrests, it was alleged that the director of Vihaan direct selling (India) Pvt. Ltd together with his three independent representatives were guilty of the running of a Ponzi scheme that is able to operate through a multi-level marketing business of Qnet.
Dilip Raj, the director of Vihaan direct selling (India) Pvt. Ltd, pleaded is innocence through a video put out to the media that he did not possess any knowledge about the financial deals of Qnet. He said that being a sub-franchisee, Vihaan direct selling (India) Pvt. Ltd have no authority to dictate the financial decisions of Qnet.
The response from Qnet follow after the arrest and they claimed that the Cyberabad police while undertaking the wrong coersive action against the sub-franchisee, Vihaan direct selling (India) Pvt. Ltd, by arresting its director and use of plastic out that there was no conformity to civil or criminal law in the action therefore categorizing it as a direct content of the Hon. Supreme Court of India’s order. Qnet went ahead to name the arrest by the Cyberabad police as police brutality stating that the director of Vihaan direct selling (India) Pvt. Ltd was forced into recording the video that circulated through the media reports through the many threats of police action.
The transcripts of the arrest had been requested by Qnet, according to their response, and that they will use it in their presentation before the Hon. Court of India stating that the Cyberabad always had overridden the Hon. Supreme Court of India’s court order. They also stated that the distributors of Qnet earn commissions based on product sales and that the claims from the FIRs the company is a money circulation scheme is totally baseless.
The public was also informed by Qnet that they should be rest assured that there is compliance with the full guidelines of the central governments ministry of consumer affairs as well as the state of Telengana in all the operations of Vihaan direct selling (India) Pvt. Ltd.