QNet 'settles’ violations and misreporting when caught to keep the scam running
Moneylife Digital Team 16 May 2016

An explosive set of documents perused by Moneylife have revealed how QNet, the controversial, Hong Kong-based multilevel marketing (MLM) has been caught by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for falsifying while importing products, but gets away by settling claims. These tactics, along with the tacit support by government agencies has allowed QNet to thrive in India for 12 years despite a series of serious charges, punitive actions and investigations by multiple revenue and investigation agencies including the Serious Frauds investigation Office (SFIO). Documents available with us show how, when cornered by an investigation agency or tax authorities, QNet and all its group companies and associates go for settlement, even accepting the 'guilt' and pay up a huge amount. They used the same technique to get away from strict action in the Supreme Court as well as in a duty evasion case caught by the DRI. The question here is, why is it allowed to continue operations and swindle gullible people despite this vast body of information available with the police and government authorities.

 

A simple collation of the official actions initiated against QNet makes it obvious that the groups cannot survive without large scale collusion and complicity of powerful officials and policy makers at the highest level.  We will start with the newest information we have gathered through the DRI report — it must be noted that this too is four years old!

 

In September 2012, the DRI had issued a show cause cum demand (F.No. DRI/MZU/F/09/2010 dated 20 September 2012) notice to Questnet Enterprises India Pvt Ltd and few other importers for evading tax on imports of the company's bio discs. But here too QNet preferred to do a quick settlement by paying all duty along with interest and penalty to escape from the scanner.

 

The DRI notice says, "It appears that a conspiracy was hatched by Pushpam Appalanaidu (Managing Director of Questnet Enterprises) with overseas suppliers, who were all part of the QNet Group, headquartered at Hong Kong and having group companies in Hong Kong, Malaysia and other countries, to defraud public revenue by undervalued import of Amezcua brand bio discs, which were to be supplied by the group companies of Qnet and which were to be solely marketed and sold in India by Questnet Enterprises India Pvt Ltd. There goods would be imported into India through Indian companies at an undervalued rate for evading Customs duty payable on these Amezcua bio discs. It was also planned that correct description of these Amezcua bio discs would not be declared to the Customs authorities and that they would be declared as 'pharmaceutical glassware' or 'glass coasters'. Questnet Enterprises India Pvt Ltd was also part of QNet group of companies."

 

"Mohanlal Kesardeo & Co and Ankit Udyog were merely proxy importers. They were neither buyers in normal course, nor owners of the said goods at any point of time. As per the company policy (as set up in the company website and confirmed in statements) QuestNet group does sell such goods to other firms but directly to individuals through online booking with reference of their own individual representative (IR) and after deposit of amount through demand draft. Thus, there was no sales transaction between the overseas supplied. They did not even remit any such value. Thus the so called proxy importers on record, Mohanlal Kesardeo & Co and Ankit Udyog, merely acted as conduits to facilitate fraudulent import to evade duty."

 

"The goods were also smuggled into the country and supplied to Questnet Enterprises India Pvt Ltd through Heighten Trading. These goods were arranged to be smuggled into the country by Manoj Agarwal of Heighten Trading via Brijesh Shukla, proprietor of Sagar Enterprises and certain unidentified passengers/carriers. There were 2,293 numbers of Amezcua bio discs valued at Rs80.25 lakh smuggled into India," the DRI report says.

 

 

 

Intestinally all the three import-exports agents used by QNet for importing its Amezcua bio discs have shown different description on the items, like pharmaceutical glassware or glass coasters and provided lower values, sometimes even just $1 for the glass discs.

 

Pushpam Appalanaidu, the then MD of Questnet Enterprises in her statement said, "...in all these cases the importers only facilitated the import of the Amezcua products and the actual transaction was between Questnet Enterprises India Pvt Ltd and the QI group companies based in Malaysia. The goods should have been described as Amezcua bio discs and not pharmaceutical glassware or glass coasters. The correct value of the goods should be either $75 or Euro50."

 

QNet claims that its Amezcua bio disc “"redefine and harmonise the energy of water, greatly maximising its positive affect on the human body". These and other detailed claims of often miraculous properties have been widely denounced as fraudulent by various scientists, media commentators and watchdog organisations. Critics have noted that the claims are based on thoroughly debunked pseudoscientific concepts such as hexagonal water and that they have never been validated by a peer-reviewed process.

 

Appalanaidu in her submission told the DRI that since 2005 she was on the board of directors of Qi Ltd, Hong Kong. Qi Ltd is a the holding company and the different subsidiaries of Qi are Qi Comm (based in London), Questnet (based in Hong Kong), Quex Couriers Sdn Bhd (based in Malaysia), Questnet Vacation Resorts (based in Thailand) and some other local companies based in Malaysia. She also told the DRI that Amit Chitale, Suresh Thimiri, MV Balaji and Laxmikant Venkatesan were staff of Questnet Enterprises based at Chennai and MS (Manjunath) Hegde was finance manager employed by the company at their Bangalore office.

 

Anil Kumar Lohia from Mohanlal Kesardeo & Co, one of the importers used by QNet, also exposed MLM company’s modus operandi for importing the bio discs. In his submission, he said, "Around March 2009, Jessica Lim, who introduced herself as General Manager (sales) handling operations of Kaizen Diamond Tools (M) Sdn Bhd and Quex Courier Sdn Bhd of Malaysia, telephoned him (Lohia) and told that in future, he should dispatch these goods to Questnet Enterprises India Pvt Ltd in part quantities and not the total consignment as he had been doing earlier. Lim told him that henceforth, he should issue two sets of invoices of Mohanlal Kesardeo & Co i.e. one set of invoice would be at the rate of Rs95 per piece and this invoice should be sent directly by courier to Questnet Enterprises India Pvt Ltd at Vasai, Thane (Maharashtra) address. He should prepare second invoice with a higher value of Rs3,500, and send this invoice along with the consignment to the same address. The invoice with higher value of Rs3,500 would be destroyed on receipt of the consignment and only the invoice at Rs95 or Rs100 would be kept on their records."

 

Manoj Agarwal, Director of Heighten Trading Co Pvt Ltd told the investigation officers that his firm used to locally buy the Amezcua bio and pewter discs from Mumbai-based Sagar Enterprises. ".... I ascertained that Sagar Enterprises had brought these Amezcua bio discs by a passenger/ courier through Mumbai airport without declaring the same to customs thereby evading customs duty, and supplied to Questnet Enterprises India Pvt Ltd under the invoice of Heighten Trading Co," he said in his written statement before the DRI.

 

When the case reached to the Principal Bench at the Customs & Central Excise Settlement Commission in New Delhi, QNet accepted its guilt and even shown willingness to be penalised besides depositing all the dues along with interest. In its report on QNet's settlement application, the DRI stated, "...the applicant had actively and consciously participated in perpetuating the fraud and they had acknowledged and deliberately mis-declared the description and value of the imported goods with intent to evade duty. They (QNet) had conspired with various other firm for acting as proxy on their behalf for import of said goods, and also effected imports through payment of admitted duty liability as well as interest and submitted that they have no objection on the final settlement of the case on confirmation of demanded duty in full along with interest. Appropriate fine and penalty may be imposed on the applicants."

 

In the all the three cases filed at Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai, QNet and its group companies accepted and deposited a duty of Rs2.75 crore and interest of Rs75.90 lakh. This was accepted by the DRI. The Bench, in its order issued on 10 July 2013 then imposed a penalty of Rs10 lakh on Questnet Enterprises India Pvt Ltd and Rs1.50 lakh on Pushpam Appalanaidu.

 

In February 2016, the special MPID Court rejected anticipatory bail applications of Srinivas Rao Vanka and Magaral Veervalli Balaji, both directors of Vihaan Direct selling (India) Pvt Ltd, Suresh Thimiri, director of Transview Enterprises India Pvt Ltd, Malcolm Nozer Desai, who is 20% stakeholder in Vihaan and Michael Joseph Ferreira, former world champion of billiards and 80% stakeholder in Vihaan.

 

QI group units were actually banned in 2009 while operating under the names of GoldQuest International Pvt Ltd and QuestNet Enterprises India Pvt Ltd after a Police action. In India, it was registered as GoldQuest International India Pvt Ltd in 2001. Elsewhere, QuestNet Enterprises was registered in November 2004 in Chennai. Between them, they had offices at Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

 

Former Expenditure Secretary EAS Sarma has also written to the PM and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) about the need to check the proliferation of Ponzis and binary pyramids which are duping people. Moneylife has been specifically told by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs that they are investigating these scams and plan action/ tightening of legislation. Just because our regulators are sleeping and scams are always discovered too late, if at all, does not make an unregulated scheme legal.

 

The question, however, is why there is no strict action against QNet and its group companies despite several government agencies and authorities exposing the truth in the company's true nature and business. For how many days, India can allow companies like QNet, who change names like a chameleon, to continue to swindle hard earned money of common people, unhindered.

 

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Comments
Amrit Kumar Lodha
4 years ago
Vihaan Direct Selling (India) Private Ltd hold all its equity capital
I have been trapped by one college freind Amit Keyal ,from Calcutta University, who had once been a good friend and kind of a guide as well. I trusted him since college and respected him as I thought him to be a simple good man. But I am so mistaken as I released last year when he forced (by lying and showing confidence in him saying he is always there) me to pay him almost 2 Lakhs (I took a loan to give him that money) which he said he would give me back if I am not able to continue the so called e-commerce business (Qnet). Nothing was explained before the payment was made. all details about how the company works and what do i have to do are told after I was already trapped and had no other way but to follow what they say. They ask you to make friends and tell them that I m into a mind blowing business and henceforth trap the victim. I chose not to cheat people. My money is lost because since then I have called and messaged that so called businessman (traitor) numerous times but in vain and now after an year I have almost lost all hope of getting back my money .
But I m happy that I didn't turn into one of those kinds going around cheating my own friends and family.
There are many people making a lot of money out of this totally fraud MLM company. There are other MLM companies as well but they are ethical as they agree to that fact and reveal what a member has to do before trapping someone.

I Can provide Some Contact details hereunder:

Q Net Association in Kolkata and all over world.

Sl.No. Name Mobile No. Mobile No.
22 Amit Keyal +971-566584028
4 Ashish +977-9802036176
1 Avinash +91-9330958969
2 Dayanad Mittal +91-9920350221
8 Deepak Kankani +91-9830783316
20 Hemant Surana +91-8697540123
18 Murtazir Nazar +91-9051061879
13 Nishant Gupta +91-9860779185
19 Saru +91-9830235419
21 Shyam Chaudhry +91-7506226543 +91-9930136801
3 +91-8092084462
5 +91-9980096781
6 +91-8100058258
7 +91-8951174594
9 +977-9845096260
10 +91-9376518122
11 +61-411895943
12 +971-557703213
14 +91-9930761147
15 +91-9167780347
16 +91-9836331256
17 +91-9038082570
18 Babita Agarwal+91-9635276465
gurupreet
5 years ago
💥📣 HYDERABAD QNETSCAM victims meeting update 📣💥
Dont REGRET later if you miss this meeting, for which we are taking special efforts.

Please gather tomorrow i.e Sunday 23rd of July 2017 sharp 11AM at Sudarshan 35MM, RTC Cross Road, CHIKKADPALLI, HYDERABAD..
For answers to your questions

Ever since you lost your hard earned money in QNET SCAM, you all have multiple questions and facing multiple issues like:

1. Where and whom to approach for recovering your hard earned money?

2. How to help fight and stop this QNET SCAM?

3. How to teach your CHEATER UPLINES a lesson?

4. Issues regarding the “so called” “REFUND POLICY”.

5. Are you eligible for “Compensations”?

6. Issues regarding action by police authorities.

7. What is the status of the court cases etc

These are an example of just a few issues and concerns you are facing, but there is GOOD NEWS for you all. We have been working overtime to try and bring an end to these woes and issues faced by Victims of Financial Frauds like this QNETSCAM.

So guys and girls coming Sunday i.e 23rd of July 2017 is the BIG DAY finally , Please do join us at 11AM at the above mentioned address and the location is also attached here with.

Please do come and also inform other victims of the QNETSCAM in Hyderabad, Telangana and Andra Pradesh.

For details WhatsApp me on 7498063701 or call on +918978700018 and speak to Mr. Raghav.

Please pass this important message on all WhatsApp groups, Facebook and Twitter etc so all victims of QNETSCAM in Hyderabad and around can attend.

Those who are attending please confirm in advance as we have limited capacity only🙏

Jai Hind
jitu moni
6 years ago
http://www.mid-day.com/articles/qnet-case-scam-mumbai-news-mumbai-airport-arrest-eow-aditi-mitra/18084164
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the city police arrested a woman in her early 30s on Thursday for her active involvement in the multi-crore QNet scam. The total number of arrested accused has now reached 47, which includes Billiards champion and Padma Bhushan recipient Michael Ferreira.
In the Rs 1,000-crore scam of Hong Kong-based company QNet, nearly 5 lakh investors across the country were duped. QNet has been accused of using the banned binary pyramid business model for its multi-level marketing schemes to lure investors.

QNet posed as a marketing firm selling bio-discs, watches, herbal products, holiday packages, etc. It also claimed that by using the bio-disc, one could cure cancer and brain diseases, the police said.
Too much baggage
Accused Aditi Mitra was intercepted at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, and subsequently, arrested based on the lookout circular that had been issued against her.

Assistant commissioner of police Arun Jadhav confirmed her arrest said she was sent to police custody till March 23.
Mitra was allegedly trying to flee to Dubai for good. She was carrying eight big bags and two handbags. Of the eight, two contained her belongings; she refused to say what was in the other six, sources said.

Mitra, an independent representative associated with QNet, had been getting hefty commissions in return. She has multiple bank accounts, with one alone having Rs 25 lakh, as EOW officials found, adding that all her bank accounts have been frozen.

Active player
Investigators found that on the instructions of the other accused, Mitra was actively involved in the scam. She had brainwashed victims in order to induce them to invest in the scheme,” said special public prosecutor Pradip Gharat.

A victim, Sewri resident Arpita Majarekar, said, “She would conduct welcome sessions in malls and trap people with her sweet talk.

She had promised me and many others that if we invested in the scheme, we would get double the amount in three years.” Majarekar, who works in a private firm in Andheri, had invested nearly Rs 12.5 lakh in the scheme through Mitra.

She has been booked under relevant sections of the Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors in Financial Establishments Act, Prize, Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, and the Indian Penal Code.
gurupreet
6 years ago
QNET VICTIMS please beware of this shady character one Mr. Rafiq whose posing as an "High Court Advocate & RTI Activist" at various online web sites.

This guy is a sweet talker and will promise you refund from QNET if you appoint him as an advocate, he is doing nothing but cheating your further...here is his modus operandi...

He also claims to be behind several actions that have been taken place by mumbai police and FFVA but the FACT remains that he has nothing to do with any of these actions being taken all over India.

He will convince victims to appoint him as an ADVOCATE and thereafter tell victims to deposit Rs 50,000 in various bank accounts to show that he has been apponited.

He will promise that he will return back the money after showing that to QNET office but the FACT remains that after the money is transferred he will stop recieving your calls and vanish .

We have recieved multiple complaints against this FRAUD, please BEWARE you all have already been cheated dont get cheated again.

For your REFUNDS only follow the correct and LEGAL way to get your refunds along with compensation, for more info do drop us a email at [email protected]

FFVA i.e Financial Frauds Victims Association has been formed to help and provide legal aid to victims of QNET SCAM.

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/qnet-forms-financial-fraud-victims-forum-scam-gurupreet-singh-anand/17659179

Please stay away from crooks and fight for your legal rights in correct and proper way.

Regards
Gurupreet
gurupreet
6 years ago
GOOD NEWS...QNET VICTIMS IN MUMBAI...DEDICATED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS SESSION FOR QNET VICTIMS on Sunday 18th September 2016.

Ever since you lost your hard earned money in QNET SCAM, you all have multiple questions and facing multiple issues like :

1. Where and whom to approach for recovering your hard earned money?

2. How to help fight and stop this QNET SCAM?

3. How to teach your CHEATER UPLINES a lesson?

4. Issues regarding the “so called” “REFUND POLICY”.

5. Are you eligible for “Compensations”?

6. Issues regarding action buy police authorities.

7. What is the status of the court cases etc.

These are an example of just a few issues and concerns you are facing, but there is GOOD NEWS for you all. We have been working overtime to try and bring an end to these woes and issues faced by Victims of Financial Frauds like this QNETSCAM.

So guys and girls tomorrow is the BIG DAY finally , Please do join us tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 1.30 PM sharp at Andheri east, outside Sarangi Restaurant (Just 1 minute from the Andheri station on the east side).

Please do come and also inform other victims of the QNETSCAM.
Tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon sharp 1.30 PM, outside Sarangi Restaurant , Andheri-east, Mumbai.

Please note we have limited seats, first come first served basis allotment..so make sure to reach in time __/\__ . You can contact on 7498063701 in case of difficulty in locating us :)

Jai Hind.
jitu moni
6 years ago
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/4-persons-associated-with-MLM-company-arrested/articleshowprint/54204335.cms?null
Four persons, who were associated with Hong Kong-based QNET, a multi-level marketing (MLM) company, and duped 200 persons by promising them jobs, were arrested by Central Crime Station (CCS) officials on Thursday. However, the MD and directors of QNET and its sister company Vihaan Direct Selling are still at large.


Deputy commissioner of police (CCS) Avinash Mohanty said Sreenath Konda, Prasanna Kumar Reddy, V Kanchana, B Dhan Raj were arrested from different locations in the city for cheating people.


Police said the accused had been enrolling gullible people as agents by collecting Rs 10 lakh from a group of 10 persons.


Each person would be given status of promoter, direct them to attract a group (i.e., 10 persons) and make them join QNET by paying Rs 10 lakh, for which the promoter would be assured commission.
jitu moni
6 years ago
http://zeenews.india.com/news/maharashtra/qnet-case-sc-directs-maharashtra-govt-to-file-latest-probe-report_1924693.html
Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Maharashtra Government to file the latest status report regarding investigation so far on the anticipatory bail plea of World Billiards champion Michael Ferreira and four others, who are facing charges of money laundering in the multi-crore QNet case.

The next hearing in the matter will take place on September 14.

Besides Ferreira, the others whose anticipatory bail plea were rejected were Malcom Desai, Vanka Srinivas, Maganlal Balaji, all directors of M/s Vihaan Direct Selling (India) Pvt. Ltd, and Suresh Themiri, director of Transview Enterprises.
They are facing charges under Sections 420 (mischief), 468 (forgery), 471 (using forged document knowing it is not genuine) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Justice Mridula Bhatkar of the Bombay High Court, who took on record the statement of public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat that investigations were still on, had in May rejected their anticipatory bail pleas.

Ferreira had started the operations of QNet, a multi-level marketing company, in India via his firm Vihaan Enteprises.

The QNet cheating case began with a complaint by Gurpreet Singh Anand, who raised his voice after losing Rs. 30,000.

According to the police, the money involved has crossed Rs. 1,000 crores in the alleged scam with more than five lakh investors allegedly losing their money in the case against QNet which is being probed by the Economic Offences Wing.
ANI
jitu moni
6 years ago
http://www.newsambit.com/eow-of-delhi-police-registered-case-against-qnet-india-and-its-irs/
NewsAmbit, New Delhi
Delhi Police Economic Offence Wing(EOW) has registered an FIR against QNET India/Vihaan Direct selling India Private Limited and its three independent representatives on the allegations of cheating and fraudulently operating the multi level marketing, which is illegal in India. Police have initiated the investigation and suspecting huge scam, which is estimated in crores.
A senior Police officer of EOW said that we received a combined complaint against QNET India and its three independent representatives from more than dozen of people in the month of March this year. As per the allegations of main complainant Anuj Jain alleged that his friend Himashu Aggarwal approached him for an business opportunity. He said that he is an independent representative(IR) of an e-commerce based company. He said that he can arrange an meeting with the other IR’s who will tell you about the business and if they find you suitable you will get chance to be a part of the company. After few days Himanshu called Anuj Jain to come with a CV at a café situated in Nehru Place area on 29 November 2015. Anuj reached there, where he met with Himanshu and his to associates Anita Jaggi and Kanika. Trio told him about the business profile and also assured that this is not a networking marketing company. They demanded Rs 6.5 lakh to be a member of the company. They also said that company has millions of customers. IR of the company is treated as a partner and also got the profit share for each sale. After three four days Anuj gave them 6.5 lakh rupees but after some time he got to know that this is a multi level marketing company and fraudulently cheating innocent persons by roping them in it’s banned business with the help of IRs.
Police said that Anuj is not the only complainant so many more complainants also approached to EOW. After which a preliminary enquiry had conducted. It was found that some persons who are termed as IR contact their friends and close persons to join a new e-commerce business. They don’t tell the name of the company or complete business module at the beginning. After alluring them they set various amounts from the victim. Independent Representatives(IR) get training during the joining and talk to make further members. These kinds of IRs of the company are operated from different cafes and food courts situated in Delhi and NCR.
Those who join the company get user id etc and products like ravel packages, some other items etc are shown purchase from their money. The delivery address given in the portal is also found of overseas area most of the time and mostly that address is too fake type location only which shows that no products are being sold and it is a completely a money circulation scheme. Two websites were found involved in the namely www.unetindia.in and www.cmetindia.net were found mated to Vihaan Direct selling (India) Pvt ltd which is stated Indian Franchisee of Hong Kong based net company. Investigations are on. Police are trying to unearth the whole network of the IRs on which this company is running its business unlawfully in Delhi. A case has been registered u/s 420/120B/34 IPC and 4/5/6 of Prize Chits and money circulation Schemes(Banning) Act,1978 .

Profiles of IRs
Himashu works with Samsung
Anita Jaggi works with RBS
Dev
6 years ago
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/crime/160616/another-multi-level-marketing-scam-hits-hyderabad-100-people-duped.html

After receiving the complaint from a group of people, the central crime station is now investigating the scam.
Company officials asked them to pay around Rs 1 lakh as charges for registration, investment and training fee. (Representational image)
Company officials asked them to pay around Rs 1 lakh as charges for registration, investment and training fee. (Representational image)
Hyderabad: A new multi-level marketing scam (MLM) has surfaced in Hyderabad with around a 100 victims losing money in the controversial QNet scheme.

Several people have come out alleging that they have lost lakhs in the dubious scheme and has demanded arrest of the managers, who have fled with crores.
After receiving the complaint from a group of people, the central crime station is now investigating the scam. The Singapore-based QNet Private Ltd had already run into trouble with the law in Bengaluru and Mumbai police due to the same scam.

The victims, mostly fresh graduates and college dropouts, alleged that they were lured by some people claiming to be company officials who offered them a high salary and commission to do ‘e-commerce’ for QNet products.

Company officials asked them to pay around Rs 1 lakh as charges for registration, investment and training fee. However, the QNet officials neither provided them any job nor gave back their money even after a year.

After several complaints poured into S.R. Nagar police station cops found out that a QNet office was operating in Ameerpet, where most of the victims had paid their money. An FIR was registered in S.R. Nagar police station against company officials and later it was transferred to CCS.

“A person named Ramesh Kurmetti and his associates run the firm. He and others had been avoiding us for the last one year whenever we asked our money back,” said P. Vishwa Teja, one of the victims from Ameerpet.

The youngsters came to know about the company through Facebook and by word of mouth. “We were told that we will be getting around Rs 30,000 as salary as we add more customers and agents into the scheme. They asked us to get trained and promised that we would be selling their products like Bio Disc, Bio Light etc. However, nothing of that sort has happened so far,” said another victim M. Avinash.

Many people have paid Rs 2 to Rs 3 lakh while some paid Rs 1 lakh. The company officials had promised their commission would be higher according to the investment they put in.

While it is yet to be calculated how much money has been looted by the company officials victims claim that it would be around Rs 5 to Rs 8 crore.
Meanwhile, the police has not made any arrest so far in the case.

“We had registered a case after taking the complaint. Since it was an economic offence with a lot of money involved the case was transferred to CCS,” said S.R. Nagar inspector Md. Waheeduddin.
jitu moni
7 years ago
Bluru QNet agent who earned 50L a yr as commission held
Mumbai: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has arrested Ram Singh, an accused in the Rs 1,000 crore QNet case, for earning Rs 50 lakh or more as commission each year from proceeds of the crime.

Singh, a Bengaluru resident, was arrested last week after the imigration authorities at Bangalore airport detained him over a look out circular notice (LOC) issued by the Mumbai police. "We are going through all his bank account details and trying to ascertain the source of money to his account," said DCP Pravin Padwal of the EOW.

Singh's name had cropped up during the initial investigation in 2013 but the police could not locate him then. In January 2015, a police team visited his Bengaluru residence but did not find him there. The house was locked. He is the 19th accused to be arrested in this case so far.

"We are working to arrest all the culprits in this case. A special investigation team has been formed to nab the othe accused invovled," said Dhananjay Kamalakar, joint police commissioner, EOW. Singh, said police sources, has been sending money to his daughter who is studying in Canada. "We have to know his source of income. He has sent a major chunk of money to Canada. We suspect this money was gained from QNet. Moreover, he was looking after the QNet business in Dubai and has been shuttling between Dubai and India. We got his passport number late. Soon after getting it, we issued an LOC notice and he was detained," said an officer.

A special MPIDA court in February this year rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Michael Ferreira (77) winner of the World Amateur Billiards Championship and a Padma Bhushan recipient, and four others, Malcom Desai, Vanka Srinivas, Maganlal Balaji, all directors of M/s Vihaan Direct Selling (India) Pvt Ltd and Suresh Themiri, director Transview Enterprises. They all have approached the high court now in the QNet case.

"They posed as a marketing firm which would sell bio-discs, watches, herbal products, holiday packages, etc. They even claimed that by using the bio-disc, one can cure cancer and brain diseases," cops said. Some money has been transferred to Malayasia, Singapore and Hong Kong, too, cops added.
jitu moni
7 years ago

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/EOW-to-now-probe-celebs-role-in-QNet/articleshow/52333087.cms
Mumbai: The city's economic offences wing (EOW) is now looking into allegations that several Bollywood celebrities campaigned for the cheat firm, QNet, through advetisements or by promoting the schemes of the self-proclaimed marketing firm.

Gurupreet Singh Anand, complainant in the Rs 1,000-crore QNet cheating case, on Wednesday said at least four Bollywood actors promoted the Ponzi schemes at different times in the QNet's promotional programs in United Kingdom and Malaysia. He has submitted a 23-page letter wherein he has attached the celebrities' pictures promoting the programs.

"I have submitted letter and all the relevant information to the EOW on May 12. I am hoping some action soon," Anand told TOI. He alleged that the money was laundered from India to Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Anand was speaking at a press conference where suddenly a group of QNet sympathisers appeared with "I trust QNet" placards.. They were later asked to leave the conference room.
Agyat Vyakti
7 years ago
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Varun Pandey
Replied to Agyat Vyakti comment 7 years ago
Why you are not showing your real Name agyat vyakti........
vikas Jain
7 years ago
Just wanted to know, is Herbalife also a MLM?
Vaibhav Dhoka
7 years ago
What is exact status of Q net and Neesa Leisure Ltd FD for investors.Any hopes or public will be fooled in passing buck from one agency to another?
Agyat Vyakti
Replied to Vaibhav Dhoka comment 7 years ago
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Pushpesh Kumar Sharma
7 years ago
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Agyat Vyakti
Replied to Pushpesh Kumar Sharma comment 7 years ago
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