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QNet: Complaint filed against actor Boman Irani and his son

After former world billiards champion Michael Ferreira, Boman Irani is the second celebrity against whom a complaint has been filed in the Rs425 crore QNet scam

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police has received a complaint against Bollywood actor Boman Irani and his son Danesh in the QNet scam. Irani is the second biggest celebrity against whom complaint has been filed in the QNet scam. Last week the EOW issued lookout notice against 10 people including QNet founder Vijay Eswaran and former billiards champion Michael Ferreira in the Rs425 crore QNet scam case.

 

According to sources, police have found transactions worth Rs18 crore in Danesh's bank accounts related with QNet. The actor was also present at several promotional events organised by Qnet in India. Earlier in August 2013, Moneylife had asked Boman Irani through Twitter about his ties with QNet, but the actor kept mum.

 


The EOW has already registered a case against directors and officers of Vihaan Direct Selling (India) Pvt Ltd, QNet, Transview Enterprises Pvt Ltd and Vanmala Hotels & Tourism Services.

 

Ferreira was summoned by the EOW in connection with the Rs425-crore scam allegedly committed by multi-level marketing (MLM) operator QNet. The former world champion is founder of Faith, which was started as a distributor network under the QI brand. However, the former Billiards champion did not turn up before the EOW, which resulted in police issuing a look out notice against him.

 

QNet operates in India through its official franchisee Vihaan Direct Selling Pvt Ltd, which carries the company's brand name in the country. Ferreira owns 80% stake in Vihaan Direct Selling with Malcolm N Desai holding the rest. Desai  had already approached the Sessions Court in Mumbai for an anticipatory bail fearing that the EOW may arrest him soon.

 

As reported by Moneylife, QuestNet and GoldQuest, the MLM companies that had shut shop in 2009 following police action came back with a bigger bang. They now call themselves as QNet and are thriving in an environment where tens of thousands of Ponzis and MLM companies are able to lure people into believing that they have the formula to instant riches and a high growth career.
 

Here is the complaint filed by Gurupreet Anand against Boman Irani and his son, Danesh...

 

 

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    gurupreet

    8 months ago

    Hello Friends,
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    https://www.mid-day.com/articles/victims-of-fraud-unite-to-catch-qnet-scamsters/19309192

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    Andheri-east, Mumbai: 400093
    After having completed the form please take snapshots of the same and whatsapp to us on 9137721819.

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    Gurupreet Singh Anand
    Anuja Kotecha & FFVWA

    Ekta Chanda

    2 years ago

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    Immu Usmani

    2 years ago


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    jitu moni

    2 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.

    Ajit Duge

    3 years ago

    congratulations gurupreet.. well done..

    gurupreet

    3 years ago

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    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.

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    jitu moni

    3 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

    3 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

    3 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

    atul gupta

    3 years ago


    Be ready to fight against QNET and all your uplines including friend.
    Find QNET REFUND and FIGHT AGAINST QNET procedure as below.
    1st Option
    If your purchase on product receipts is in INR rupees then with in 30 days of purchase or if your purchase is in USD dollar then with in 7 days you can send email to Qnet customer support for refund otherwise Qnet will deny you refund. Then go to 2nd option which all need to go for even after you get refund to get QNET banned from India and to save our brothers & sisters.
    1. Get your IR ID first.It will come to your mail box once your upline register your email id on portal. If email id is given wrong then call Qnet customer support numbers and complain about your upline. Ask your IR ID and products purchased details from them.
    2. Send a cancellation mail to the support team of QNET with a subject line as "REFUND IN****".
    provinding all details of transactions and product details.Usually IR number will be like IN4444 and all. Attach scanned PAN CARD and product receipts in the mail to them.
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    3.Once this mail is sent, the support team will create a CRF number and sends to Hong Kong team for approvals for the refund request. It will take 15-20 working days for the approvals for refund request.
    4.Meanwhile, mail them or call them on every alternative days for an update.
    Numbers:
    9900060061,62,64,68-veronica
    9900060605-rekha,jasvinder kaur
    5.Once Refund request is completed ,they ask for the mode of payment.
    Ecards or Account Money transfer. Better go for Money transfer to your account.
    If you opt for account transfer, then you have to send a scanned copy of your account cheque leaf or bank statement.
    6.After 20 working days, you will get your money refunded of the product to your bank account.
    7.Rest of money left , you collect from your upline by filing complaint in local police station.

    2nd Option
    pls all go for 2nd option even if you get money refunded as per option 1 by QNET to ban QNET and save indians.
    File written complaint/FIR against your friend and all uplines at local police station and write in complaint that QNET is running money circulation scheme which is banned in india as per prize ,chit and money circulation scheme ,1978. Your uplines will be called by police and they will return you money through QNET or themselves as you can not get refund from Qnet after one month is over if products purchased through indian portal and after 7 days if purchased through world portal. Warn your uplines that you are going to file complaint/FIR against them. Besides above process kindly by post or by hand send your complaint to THE DCP, ECONOMIC OFFENSES WING, MANDIR MARG, DELHI also to ban QNET by using format of complaint given below.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByQ-yz2wwceEX3BEV3kxZlNkbDg/view?usp=drivesdk
    In your complaint attach uplines photos, mobile numbers, your bank account statement if you transferred money from your account to upline account or cash/DD deposit receipt, pan card, address proof, purchase receipts. Mention in your complaint that meeting took place nearby your home or office otherwise local police will ask you to lodge complaint at police station where actual meeting took place. File complaint at your nearby police station and EOW DELHI both to fight against QNET. Do not sign any affidavit asked by your uplines to give back your money. Please whatsapp me at 9871853120 only if any confusion.

    jitu moni

    3 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

    3 years ago

    QNet: Secret SFIO report says MLM, Ponzi schemes a threat to national security
    Read article http://www.moneylife.in//article/qnet-secret-sfio-report-says-mlm-ponzi-schemes-and-lsquo-a-threat-to-national-security-and-rsquo/46817.html

    jitu moni

    3 years ago

    Hello Everyone

    The company Qnet is celebrating VCon from 3-7 May. As a present,yesterday late night, I posted lot of comments on numerous pics uploaded on Instagram. I also posted on VChief Pathmans account. Unfortunately, they kept deleting my posts and had to ultimately block me. If each one of us, Indians, takes to instagram and starts posting messages like me, then they would have to either block us or abandon their account, which is their money making tool. You can start with Qnetofficial,TheV, Pathmans account, etc with phrases like Pyramid Scheme, Qnetscam, Franchise Fraud, Police arrests, court cases,Cheating, etc. They cannot stop us if we all work as one unit.

    Hope we all teach them a lesson and save other fellow Indians.

    Jai Hind

    jitu moni

    3 years ago

    http://www.asianage.com/mumbai/cm-devend...
    CM Devendra Fadnavis has assured detailed inquiry into QNet: BJP
    Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has promised to make a detailed inquiry of the alleged irregularities by the QNet multilevel marketing company and take action against the offenders, said BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari on Saturday. Former union minister P. Chidambaram’s wife was a legal counsellor with the company.

    The QNet company, which was earlier known as Goldquest, has cheated 12 lakh people to the tune of thousands of crores of rupees. The court has rejected anticipatory bail to the accused in this case. When the CM was contacted about this, he promised to make a detailed inquiry and take action. If necessary, he said that the CBI’s help would also be taken, said Mr Bhandari.

    The party spokesperson demanded that the role of former Union minister P. Chidambaram and his wife needs to be probed in this case. “Mr Chidambaram’s wife was a legal counsellor of the concerned company. Taking note of complaint registered by a lawyer from Chennai, the Central Vigilance Department handed over the case to the CBI. The complaint also has a mention of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor. However, the CBI did not investigate the matter during the tenure of Congress government at the Centre,” he alleged.

    In Maharashtra, the wife of Gurpreet Singh Anand had in 2013 filed a complaint of fraud against the company. However, there was not much inquiry during the Congress-NCP regime. But since the court has denied anticipatory bail to other accused, including sportsman Michael Ferreira, the investigation can be expedited. Many sensational things are expected to come out in the investigation as the CM has promised to carry out a detailed probe in the case, said Mr Bhandari.

    jitu moni

    3 years ago

    Mumbai police seeks Zee business help in probe of QNet
    https://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RabPkRNutwU

    QNet: Mumbai police issue lookout notice against 10 including Michael Ferreira, Vijay Eswaran

    Mumbai Police have issued lookout notice against 10 people including QNet founder Vijay Eswaran and former billiards champion Michael Ferreira in the Rs425 crore QNet scam case

    The economic offences wing (EOW) of Mumbai police has issued lookout notices against 10 people including Michael Ferreira, former World Billiards Champion and Padma Bhushan awardee, after he failed to turn up for questioning in the QNet scam case. Other people against whom the lookout notice has been issued include QNet founder Vijay Eswaran, its vice president Dev Wadhwani and Sachin Gupta.

    QNet, Michael Ferreira, Vijay Eswaran, Dato Vijay EswaranVijay Eswaran with Michael Ferreira (circled) at one of the promotional events of QNet
     

    According to sources, EOW has also issued notices against six other officials and leaders of QNet. However, their names were not revealed by the sources.

    Ferreira was summoned by the EOW in connection with the Rs425-crore scam allegedly committed by multi-level marketing (MLM) operator QNet. The former world champion is founder of Faith, which was started as a distributor network under the QI brand.

     

    Last month, while speaking with news channels, Ferreira, who has gone abroad some time back, had said he would appear before the investigators as soon as he returns to India. He even defended the controversial company.

     

    The Padma Bhushan awardee had told the channels that "three to four days ago, the summons was received at my home (in Mumbai) in my absence. I am abroad now. The summons was handled by my lawyer and I understand he is co-operating fully."

     

    Responding a query, he had said "of course, I shall make myself available (before the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai police). I have the highest regard and respect for the police. As soon as I am cleared to travel, I will appear before the EOW. I am undergoing a lot of stress at the moment."

     

    However, former World Billiards Champion did not turn up before the EOW, which resulted in police issuing a look out notice against him.

     

    Others against whom the EOW has issued lookout notices, include Dev Nanik Wadhwani. He is founder of team Infinity, the most aggressive team of QNet's independent representatives (IRs) at present in India. Sachin Gupta is one of the so-called 'top leaders' of QNet from Mumbai and according to sources may have fled to Dubai.

     

    QNet operates in India through its official franchisee Vihaan Direct Selling Pvt Ltd, which carries the company's brand name in the country. Ferreira owns 80% stake in Vihaan Direct Selling with Malcolm N Desai holding the rest. Desai had already approached the Sessions Court in Mumbai for an anticipatory bail fearing that the EOW may arrest him soon.

     

    According to Faith Egypt , Michael Ferreira is the founder of 'Team Faith' that is involved in hard selling QNet scheme. Talking about Ferreira, it says, "As an individual, in a very short space of time he (Ferreira) was in the list of the top 30 earners and under his astute stewardship he provided the platform, environment, guidance, training and inspiration to his flock, many of whom are earning incomes beyond their wildest dreams."

     

    Showing a clear link between, Ferreira, QNet and its founder Vijay Eswaran (one of the accused in the cases against the MLM operator), the portal says, "The core leadership of Faith is today in a position to concentrate more sharply on those who still remain vulnerable to the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” so that each one of them develops into lead birds of their own teams, all fiercely loyal to Faith, its philosophy and its ideals and to the values espoused by its visionary and mentor Dato Vijay Eswaran."

     

    Faith Egypt, also reveals names of other people, like Mark Ferreira, Malanie Sequeira, Lata Hegde and Manjunath Hegde, all of whom are associated with QNet. In August 2013, the EOW had arrested Bandra-based Manjunath Hedge for cheating in the QNet case. The EOW searched his house and seized computer hard disc and several incriminating documents, including some payment/ commission receipts.

     

    As reported by Moneylife, QuestNet and GoldQuest, the MLM companies that had shut shop in 2009 following police action are back with a bigger bang. They now call themselves as QNet and are thriving in an environment where tens of thousands of Ponzis and MLM companies are able to lure people into believing that they have the formula to instant riches and a high growth career.

     

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    gurupreet

    8 months ago

    Hello Friends,
    We have been receiving hundreds of enquiries from QNET VICTIMS across India asking on how to join the FINANCIAL FRAUDS VICTIMS WELFARE ASSOCIATION (FFVWA) which is fighting for the LEGAL RIGHTS of the QNET SCAM VICTIMS in SUPREME COURT of India. You can contact us on WHATSAPP on 9137721819 .

    Congratulations to all FFVWA on our major mile stone and success in Supreme Court of India.

    Before proceeding further I would like to mention that we are contactable on WHATSAPP on 9137721819 and victims can contact me on Whatsapp on this number only as my two phones were stolen in Delhi and my main number 7498053701 could not be recovered.

    A brief summary on the need for forming the FFVWA is summarised in the two news stories below:

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

    https://www.mid-day.com/articles/victims-of-fraud-unite-to-catch-qnet-scamsters/19309192

    As you are aware we have successfully fought the best criminal lawyers appearing for QNET SCAM till date including lawyers like Kapil Sibbal, Salman Kurshid, Mahesh Jhetmalani, Abaad Ponda…the list is long. The fight is being fought on LEGAL GROUNDS with good FACTS and DATA. The fight has not been easy and but each and every court that I have appeared and argued my case In-Person I have won inspite of BIG MONEY POWER/PRESSURES etc from the QNET SCAM supporters.

    You can become part of our organisation FINANCIAL FRAUDS VICTIMS WELFARE ASSOCIATION (FFVWA) which is fighting for the LEGAL RIGHTS of the QNET SCAM VICTIMS in SUPREME COURT of India by downloading the membership form from

    DropBox at

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/2piy8eudhlz3oj6/FFVWA%20Membership%20Form.pdf?dl=0

    and filing it properly and sending it across by courier to:
    Anuja Kotecha (Joint Secretary)
    Flat no 701, Nazreth Niketan,
    Charath Singh Colony, Behind Dragon Fly Hotel,
    Andheri-east, Mumbai: 400093
    After having completed the form please take snapshots of the same and whatsapp to us on 9137721819.

    Please beware there are no short cuts to refund, stay away from individuals who promise you refunds illegally using various tactics. Stay united and fight for your rights LEGALLY.

    Regards
    Gurupreet Singh Anand
    Anuja Kotecha & FFVWA

    Ashok Senniappan

    1 year ago

    We shall have many more such schemes in the days to comeas long as our
    people are greedy.

    gurupreet

    2 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

    gurupreet

    2 years ago

    #QNETSCAM & SUPREME COURT MATTER UPDATE - Please read till the end.

    Dear Members,

    Jai Hind to all. As you are aware I have had fought the QNET SCAM since last 4 years and devoted all these years full time towards taking effort to expose the QNET SCAM because of which millions of innocent people in India are loosing thier hard earned money and due to my efforts the #QNETSCAM had almost come to a stand still.

    This fight has had taken a HUGE effort and affected my personal and professional life beyond what can be explained here, though all cases in which I appeared had verdicts coming in favor of the victims of #QNETSCAM

    In Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court I have faced the best and most expensive lawyers in India like Mahesh Jhetmalani , Kapil Sibbal, Salman Kurshid , Dushant Dave etc but they could not protect the accused involved in the #QNETSCAM till recently when...

    These accused cheated and played FRAUD upon the Supreme Court and obtained an stay order on all proceedings against QNET all over India. It is very very Important for all of us to come together and unite so that this fraud can be exposed and correct facts are brought before the Supreme Court.

    To carry forward this fight further I need to move to Delhi and need support from you all without which this fight will come to an end. I request Donations from you all for fighting this #QNETSCAM which is destroying lifes, families and careers and thousands of crores are being laundered out of our country India.

    I request donations and the same can be send thru Bank transfer or deposits in my bank account number as below:

    Account number: 32280724593

    BANK:
    state bank of India, Lokhandwala branch


    IFSC: SBIN0013204


    Name as in bank records: Gurupreet Singh Anand

    You can also donate via Paytm on 7498063701. Any donations big or small are welcome.

    Other help in form of a place to stay in Delhi and if anyone has an extra activa or similar gear less two wheeler which I can use is also welcome. If you think you can help in any other ways please whatsapp me on 7498063701

    Regards

    Gurupreet Anand



    Please pass this message to all groups, Facebook, Twitter, activists, members and victims of QNETSCAM, please join the fight in exposing the biggest ponzi scheme in India and stop the money being laundered out of our country



    Vande Matram

    REPLY

    kiran m

    In Reply to gurupreet 8 months ago

    Gurupreet Singh Anand you also asking the money from the people as telling that you are fighting against QNet. Indirectly you are also laundering the money from the people.

    kiran m

    In Reply to kiran m 8 months ago

    By the way this is not going to end because the company is paying the tax to Govt of India. Also the people who are earning the Money from it. It's simple that people will get the product for their investment. Business opportunity is an option. If you bought anything from the flipkart/amazon that will give you the product but not the business opportunity. This is also an online platform and E-Commerce. People those put the money never asked about the products. So, all this is about. Gurupreet ji you tell all those to get their products and enjoy it.

    Antonio Fady

    2 years ago

    Qnet is not a scam in anyway and its a solid money making opportunity but for only those who believe is hard work, there is no short cut and no easy money, Yes if you can sustain and work as per the format you will have exponential growth for sure. For those who are not able to make any money only due to their laziness start naming and shaming such organisations. We call this MLM and today all the business in this world are based on network and duplication. This company is currently in its 19th successful year and has made many people millionaire till date.

    jitu moni

    2 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

    3 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.

    gurupreet

    3 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

    3 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

    3 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

    3 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

    jitu moni

    3 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

    jitu moni

    3 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

    3 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.

    QNet: EOW summons Michael Ferreira, the former billiards champion

    Michael Ferreira, the former billiards champion and recipient of Padma Bhushan is the founder of 'Team Faith' that is involved in hard selling the QNet scheme across India and Egypt

    The economic offenses wing (EoW) of Mumbai police has summoned Michael Ferreira, the former billiards champion in connection with the Rs425-crore scam allegedly committed by multi-level marketing (MLM) operator QNet.

     

    The police will question Ferreira about his association with the scam-hit company and his role. The former world champion is founder of Faith, which was started as a distributor network under the QI brand.

     

    QNet operates in India through its official franchisee Vihaan Direct Selling Pvt Ltd, which carries the company's brand name in the country. Ferreira owns 80% stake in Vihaan Direct Selling with Malcolm N Desai holding the rest. Desai had already approached the Sessions Court in Mumbai for an anticipatory bail fearing that the EOW may arrest him soon.

     

    Image: Documents procured from Registrar of Companies (RoC).

     

    Gurupreet Singh Anand, 40, a computer consultant from Lokhandawala, Andheri, who filed first information report (FIR) against QNet had, requested the EOW to add name of Michael Ferreira as one of the accused in the case. He also sent a letter to the President of India requesting him to strip Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India, given to Michael Ferreira.

     

    According to Faith Egypt, Michael Ferreira is the founder of 'Team Faith' that is involved in hard selling QNet scheme. Talking about Ferreira, it says, "As an individual, in a very short space of time he (Ferreira) was in the list of the top 30 earners and under his astute stewardship he provided the platform, environment, guidance, training and inspiration to his flock, many of whom are earning incomes beyond their wildest dreams."

     

    Showing a clear link between, Ferreira, QNet and its founder Vijay Eswaran (one of the accused in the cases against the MLM operator), the portal says, "The core leadership of Faith is today in a position to concentrate more sharply on those who still remain vulnerable to the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” so that each one of them develops into lead birds of their own teams, all fiercely loyal to Faith, its philosophy and its ideals and to the values espoused by its visionary and mentor Dato Vijay Eswaran."

     

    Faith Egypt, also reveals names of other people, like Mark Ferreira, Malanie Sequeira, Lata Hegde and Manjunath Hegde, all of whom are associated with QNet. In August 2013, the EOW had arrested Bandra-based Manjunath Hedge for cheating in the QNet case. The EOW searched his house and seized computer hard disc and several incriminating documents, including some payment/ commission receipts.

     

    Here is what Faith Egypt says, "Team Faith relies heavily on its global core leadership, chief of whom is the powerful, knowledgeable, business strategist and dreamer Mark Ferreira, the gentle but steely ‘never say die attitude’ of Melanie Sequeira, the extremely knowledgeable and detail oriented Lata Hegde. In Manjunath Hegde we have a master who understands the brain, and its many secrets combined with psychology."

     

    Last month, the EOW arrested eight of QNet's agents or independent representatives (IRs) as the MLM refers them. The EOW also froze bank accounts of these people. The EOW also froze 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, all of which is now frozen by the EOW.

     

    Earlier, in August, the EOW froze six bank accounts of QNet and its associates with a balance of Rs46 crore in all these accounts. EOW had registered a case against QNet, for allegedly duping thousands of investors by selling them plastic and glass products terming them miraculous objects for treating severe diseases like Cancer.

     

    As reported by Moneylife, QuestNet and GoldQuest, the MLM companies that had shut shop in 2009 following police action are back with a bigger bang. They now call themselves as QNet and are thriving in an environment where tens of thousands of Ponzis and MLM companies are able to lure people into believing that they have the formula to instant riches and a high growth career.

     

    Meanwhile, QNet has closed a portal used by people to seek refund from the company. The portal, www.getsatisfaction.com/qnet/  now shows a message, "Sorry, the community that you’re looking for has been retired and is no longer available. If you need help, please contact the company you're looking for directly."

     

    Last seen, there were a number of requests filed by IRs for refund from QNet.

     

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    jitu moni

    3 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

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    Tej

    In Reply to jitu moni 12 months ago

    What action is taken against Rama Karthik Adari(IN067495) & Jeelani Mohammed(IN074574)

    Karthik is an asshole.He is a womaniser.His only focus is money money money money money money. No relation. He only acts as a good relation. Only focus is to squeeze people. Don't believe him as all does is acting. He is arrogant. When problem comes he runs away. Especially RAMA KARTHIK ADARI. Don't believe
    Only fake things happen with him

    jitu moni

    3 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

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    Tej

    In Reply to jitu moni 12 months ago

    What action is taken against Rama Karthik Adari(IN067495) & Jeelani Mohammed(IN074574)

    Karthik is an asshole.He is a womaniser.His only focus is money money money money money money. No relation. He only acts as a good relation. Only focus is to squeeze people. Don't believe him as all does is acting. He is arrogant. When problem comes he runs away. Especially RAMA KARTHIK ADARI. Don't believe
    Only fake things happen with him

    jitu moni

    3 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

    3 years ago

    http://www.asianage.com/mumbai/cm-devend...
    CM Devendra Fadnavis has assured detailed inquiry into QNet: BJP
    Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has promised to make a detailed inquiry of the alleged irregularities by the QNet multilevel marketing company and take action against the offenders, said BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari on Saturday. Former union minister P. Chidambaram’s wife was a legal counsellor with the company.

    The QNet company, which was earlier known as Goldquest, has cheated 12 lakh people to the tune of thousands of crores of rupees. The court has rejected anticipatory bail to the accused in this case. When the CM was contacted about this, he promised to make a detailed inquiry and take action. If necessary, he said that the CBI’s help would also be taken, said Mr Bhandari.

    The party spokesperson demanded that the role of former Union minister P. Chidambaram and his wife needs to be probed in this case. “Mr Chidambaram’s wife was a legal counsellor of the concerned company. Taking note of complaint registered by a lawyer from Chennai, the Central Vigilance Department handed over the case to the CBI. The complaint also has a mention of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor. However, the CBI did not investigate the matter during the tenure of Congress government at the Centre,” he alleged.

    In Maharashtra, the wife of Gurpreet Singh Anand had in 2013 filed a complaint of fraud against the company. However, there was not much inquiry during the Congress-NCP regime. But since the court has denied anticipatory bail to other accused, including sportsman Michael Ferreira, the investigation can be expedited. Many sensational things are expected to come out in the investigation as the CM has promised to carry out a detailed probe in the case, said Mr Bhandari.

    jitu moni

    3 years ago

    Mumbai police seeks Zee business help in probe of QNet
    https://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RabPkRNutwU

    jitu moni

    3 years ago


    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/...
    A group of investors in the QNet multi-level market case on Sunday gathered near Holy Family Church and marched as a protest and public awarness against ponzi schemes. The protesetors reached at the house of accused Padma Bhushan Michael feriera in the QNet cheating case. The protesters were holding placards that read, Michel Ferriera Shame Shame! and Ban QNet".

    "We chose Bandra for protest since most of the accused in this scam reside here. We had informed the police in advance and stated that the peaceful march will be for awareness about such fraud schemes and protest against such ponzi schemes," said Gurpreet Singh Anand, the first complainant in the QNet cheating case. He added that thgough it was his birthday but he did not spend time at home and was busy in the awareness drive.
    Similar protests were held in New Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad on Sunday. Last month a special MPIDA court rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Michael Ferreira, winner of the World Amateur Billiards Championship and a Padma Bhushan recipient, and four others in the QNet case. They have approached the Bombay High Court for anticipatory bail. Ferreira, 77, and others had applied for anticipatory bail in 2014.

    jitu moni

    3 years ago

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/...
    The economic offences wing of Mumbai police, probing the multicrore Qnet scam, has issued notices to Indian Super League (ISL) officials to gather details about taking sponsorship from the tainted company.
    Qnet had made celebratory association as the official direct selling partner of Goa Football Club (FC Goa) throughout the Indian Super League 2015 season, from October to December. FC Goa is a part of the ISL football league tournament. Sources said the police are trying to find out the how the proceeds of crime of a company under serious investigation, have been used to sponsor the team. Police are also baffled as how the Qnet managed to generate money when its accounts have been seized. "We have sum moned ISL officials to understand the amount and flow of money in their sponsorship from the Qnet company which had defrauded several investors," said an official.

    jitu moni

    4 years ago

    http://www.moneylife.in/article/qnet-mpi...
    The special court has rejected anticipatory bail applications of two directors of Vihaan, Suresh Thimiri of Transview as well as Malcolm Desai and Michael Ferreira, the stakeholders of Vihaan that handles QNet's MLM operations in India

    The special Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors (MPID) Court on Tuesday rejected anticipatory bail applications of five accused in the multi-crore QNet scam. This includes, 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.
    The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police, which is probing the case, had invoked the stringent MPID Act against controversial multi-level marketing (MLM) company QNet, which has denied any wrongdoing on its part.

    Transview Enterprises is an associate company of Vihaan Direct Selling Pvt Ltd that handles QNet's multi-level marketing (MLM) operations in India since 14 April 2012. Vihaan Direct Selling, in which Michael Ferreira, the former world billiards champion, owns 80% stake, is a direct selling agent of QNet and had done large financial transactions with Thimiri's company Transview.

    The EOW had booked several accused including the former world champion of billiards and five companies related with QNet, under the MPID Act. This means all the cases against QNet, Vihaan and all those involved in the MLM scam would be heard before the special MPID Court. Until now, the accused were being investigated for cheating and forgery under the Prize, Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act 1978, and for money laundering by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

    In February 2014, the ED registered a case under the prevention of money laundering act (PMLA) against QNet, Vihaan Direct Selling, Ferreira and QNet founder Vijay Eswaran and three other independent representatives (IRs) of the MLM operator.
    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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    Tej

    In Reply to jitu moni 12 months ago

    What action is taken against Rama Karthik Adari(IN067495) & Jeelani Mohammed(IN074574)

    Karthik is an asshole.He is a womaniser.His only focus is money money money money money money. No relation. He only acts as a good relation. Only focus is to squeeze people. Don't believe him as all does is acting. He is arrogant. When problem comes he runs away. Especially RAMA KARTHIK ADARI. Don't believe
    Only fake things happen with him

    jitu moni

    4 years ago

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/...
    MUMBAI: Investors who lost their money in major scams and multi-level marketing's cheating cases can heave a sigh of relief now. The state government has appointed 49 new competent authorities (CAs) to take decision in as many as 101 cases regisered under the strinent law, The Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors (MPID) Act. This will help to dispose of as much as Rs 10,000 crore of investors that is stuck in over a hundred cheating cases' legal battle.

    Earlier, the city economic offences wing (EOW) had only two competent authorities. "CAs will proceed with the procedure of disposal of properties and realisation of money for repayment to the investors. It will expedite the process of recovery and will help the victims who have been cheated to get their money back," said Dhananajay Kamalamakr, joint commissioner of police and EOW chief.

    The big cases where these CAs will focus first include the cheating cases incluidng National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL), QNet, SpeakAsia, fixed deposit scam led by Sheesha lounge owner Mohammed Fasih and the Mumbai District Cooperative Bank. SpeakAsia alone has over 24 lakh investors. The money lost in this case is over Rs 2,276 crore while investors' over Rs 6,000 crore is stuck in the NSEL case.
    TOI had on October 11, 2015 reported about that as many as 62 cases under the MPID act were pending in a city court due to non-appointment of a competent authority. While seized properties of the accused in all the above cases await disbursement among the victims, the city police has sent a proposal to the state for several amendments including the appointment of CA for a speedy return of public money, said police sources. More than Rs 10,000 crore public money is stuck in MPID cases in the city alone, they said.

    "Earlier, non-appointment of competent authority defeated the objective of the enactment of the MPID Act," said an EOW officer. While an investigating officer probes the criminal part of a case, the civil aspects such as the attachment of properties, sale-realization of properties, and disbursement of sale proceeds to the victims are exclusively in the domain of the competent authority who is a revenue officer of deputy collector rank.

    "It is observed that competent authority has been appointed in 23 cases in the city MPID cases earlier, notification of the properties in the official gazette is yet to be published. Hence, it would be better to have CAs with independent portfolio for MPID cases," said a senior IPS officer.

    Major cases where the appointment of competent authority will give relief to investors:

    · NSEL Rs 6,000 crore
    · SpeakAsia Rs 2,276 crore
    · QNet Rs 425 crore
    · FD scam Rs 325 crore
    · Mumbai District Cooperative Bank Rs 119 crore

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    Deepak B

    In Reply to jitu moni 4 years ago

    Great news....
    Guys anybody still hesitating to complain...please hurry ...this is your only chance of getting a refund and teaching these cheaters a lesson. Please register your complaint.
    Write down in as much detail as possible, all that you have gone through - right from who told you about the business, your meeting/calls with senior partners, the mode of payment. Please also attach the receipts of payment/product etc. Please mention the names, contact numbers and addresses of the people involved in your case. Take this letter to the EOW office, which is now shifted near Byculla Police Station. There is a dedicated team of Senior Police Officers who are handling the case.

    Tej

    In Reply to Deepak B 12 months ago

    What action is taken against Rama Karthik Adari(IN067495) & Jeelani Mohammed(IN074574)

    Karthik is an asshole.He is a womaniser.His only focus is money money money money money money. No relation. He only acts as a good relation. Only focus is to squeeze people. Don't believe him as all does is acting. He is arrogant. When problem comes he runs away. Especially RAMA KARTHIK ADARI. Don't believe
    Only fake things happen with him

    jitu moni

    4 years ago

    http://www.asianage.com/mumbai/bombay-hc...

    In a setback to voiceover artist Tarun Ratnani, the Bombay high court turned down his application seeking waiving of trial court order asking him to furnish a bank guarantee of Rs 35 lakh failing which the investigating officer would sell his BMW car and deposit the amount with bank registry as security in the Rs 800 crore QNet scam.

    The prosecution’s case is that Ratnani is one of the main accused in the scam and during the course of investigation, it was revealed to the investigation agency that the appellant has purchased the said vehicle by using the proceeds from the aforesaid crime.

    Considering this, the police had seized the BMW that belonged to Ratnani; however on his appeal, the special MPID judge issued a direction to release the said vehicle subject to the appellant furnishing bank guarantee of Rs 35 lakh and indemnity bond of the same amount within a month, failing which the investigating officer was directed to sell the said vehicle and to deposit the sale proceeds in the name of registrar of sessions court for an initial period of five years pending the trial.

    Ratnani, through his lawyer, had requested the court to give back his car on indemnity bond without a bank guarantee of Rs 35 lakh. He had contended that he had sold his old car and used Rs 4 lakh from the profits earned from QNet investments and the remaining was paid through loans so it cannot be said that the car was bought from money earned from QNet and hence the car should be handed over to him on bond. He also assured the court that if investigating agency comes to the conclusion that the car was bought entirely from the proceeds of the alleged crime then he would reimburse that amount.

    However, the division bench of acting chief Justice V. K. Tahilramani and Justice A.S. Gadkari rejected his application and held that the trial court has not committed any mistake in passing the impugned order.

    jitu moni

    4 years ago

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/...

    VIJAYAWADA: Yet another multi-level marketing (MLM) company Vihaan Direct Selling Ltd was sealed by police and its representatives were paraded before mediapersons here on Tuesday. Police will soon serve a notice on its promoters -- Vasudeva Reddy and Ch Gangadhar - who are currently in Dubai and alert the Interpol to help nab the duo.

    Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, commissioner of police A B Venkateswara Rao said that 134 people in the city have fallen prey to the company. "Vihaan Direct collected Rs 1.16 crore and deposited Rs 65 lakh in the account of Vihaan Direct Selling Ltd, which is based in Mumbai. Another Rs 10 lakh was deposited in the account of VR 1 Training Centre, which is based in Bangalore. Rest of the funds have been misappropriated," he said.

    Acting on a complaint from a depositor Prathipathi Lakshmi Ganesh, Krishna Lanka police led by circle inspector S V V S Murthy arrested four representatives of the firm- Gourang Desai, Y Babul Reddy, D Nagaraju and Ch Manikanta -- on June 22 and recovered Rs 15 lakh in cash and four mobile phones.

    It was on January 5 this year Mumbai-based Vasudeva Reddy, a notorious MLM agent, opened Vihaan Direct as a franchise of Hong Kong-based Q-Net near Prasanthi Hospital in Labbipet. He also ran a training centre called VR 1. City-lad Desai, who met Vasudeva in Mumbai, was nominated as in-charge of the training centre. Gangadhar, a close aide of Vasudava, was nominated to run the direct selling firm.

    Gangadhar recruited Babul, Nagaraju and Manikanta as independent representatives (IRs) to carry out the fraudulent MLM operations. Their modus operandi was typical of a binary tree structure- each IR has to recruit more members. IRs will receive commission based on the number of referrals and sales volume of other IRs in their team.

    The police commissioner said that Vijay Eswaran, who runs Q-Net, is the brain behind the MLM firms. "From 2002-08, he ran a firm in Chennai that swindled Rs 1,100 crore. Between 2010-14, he ran another MLM firm with Vasudeva Reddy, which swindled Rs 425 crore from depositors," he added.

    jitu moni

    4 years ago

    QNET multi-level marketing scam busted in Vijayawada - Tv9

    https://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plsdlh0FBkU

    jitu moni

    4 years ago

    http://www.business-standard.com/article...
    Four persons have been held today for their alleged involvement in the multi-level marketing 'Qnet' case, police said.

    The four persons, identified as V Bal Reddy, Gautam Desai, Dasari Nagaraju and Cheemakurti Manikanta, were arrested today and Rs 15 lakh, deposited in different bank accounts, were seized from them, district Police Commissioner A

    B Venkateswara Rao said.

    The accused were nabbed by Economic Offences wing of the Commissionarate and the key person involved in the alleged fraud, Gangadhar from Vijayawada, is absconding and is currently said to be in Dubai, the senior officer said.

    The five persons were associated with multi-level international marketing firm Qnet, a company founded by one Vijay Eswaran, a Malaysian citizen based in Hong Kong, in 1998, where the company agents extracted huge money from people by offering them lucrative incentives, he said.

    The company also operated in India with other names like 'Qen' and 'Quest, police said.

    Eswaran had appointed one Vihan Direct Selling, owned by Gangadhar, as the sole selling company in India, where the firm had assigned some agents to recruit salesmen under the direct selling system.

    According to police, the agents had appointed 134 first level salesmen by collecting Rs 1,16,55,000 and another 13,400 second level salesmen were joined by the 134 sales persons.

    In the meantime, one of the salesmen suspected company's activities and lodged a complaint with the police and the four accused were arrested after investigations.

    Rao said if necessary, a red corner notice will be issued against Gangadhar.

    He said Qnet is facing many charges in the country and some of the cases against the company are pending in courts.

    A decade back, the company was involved in a Rs 11 crore case of alleged fraud in Chennai. It has also been facing some cases in Mumbai, the officer said.

    jitu moni

    4 years ago

    http://www.business-standard.com/article...

    A Mumbai resident today approached the Economic Offences Wing of police seeking inquiry into QNet, a multi-level marketing company facing allegations of duping investors, being one of the sponsors of onoging International Indian Film Academy Awards, 2015.

    The EOW of Mumbai police is probing the Hong Kong-based Qnet for an alleged Rs 425-crore fraud.

    Gurpreet Singh Anand, who is one of the original complainants against the firm, contends in the fresh complaint that the "purpose of sponsoring IIFA awards is to further the Qnet scam in India and create an image that it is a respectable brand".

    IIFA website lists Qnet as one of the 'official direct selling partners'.

    While Singh has demanded probe into "why they (organisers) have appointed this company as sponsor", IIFA officials were unavailable for comment. Its legal cell informed PTI that senior officials were busy in Malaysia where the awards ceremony is taking place.

    The EOW has so far arrested 17 persons for allegedly duping investors by selling Qnet products including magnetic disks, herbal products and holiday schemes through allegedly fraudulent means.

    It has been accused of using the banned 'binary pyramid business model', and a case has been registered under the Prize, Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978.

    jitu moni

    4 years ago

    Lets spread it friends

    http://www.business-standard.com/article...

    Two top representatives of QNet, a Hong Kong-based multi-level marketing company allegedly involved in a Rs 425-crore fraud here, were arrested today after being picked up from Delhi international airport, police said.

    The controversial company's senior independent representatives, identified as Sandeep Kalra and Hitesh Miglani, were intercepted by immigration authorities at the Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi last night, said an officer with Mumbai Police Economic Offence Wing (EOW).

    The duo, who arrived from Dubai in separate flights, was stopped at the airport as Look Out Circulars (LOC) were issued against them by the EOW probing the case.

    The two suspects, who were suspected to have had pocketed lakhs of rupees through the scheme and organised several training camps to lure investors, have been subsequently brought to the metropolis and placed under arrest this evening, police said.

    The LOCs have been issued against those whose statements have been necessitated in the probe but did not appear before the investigators despite summons.

    Kalra hails from Delhi while Miglani is from Bangalore, police said adding that this is the first arrest of those against whom LOCs had been issued.

    The EOW had earlier arrested 15 persons for allegedly duping investors by selling QNet products, including magnetic disks, herbal products and holiday schemes, through allegedly fraudulent means.

    The EOW has invoked the stringent Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors (MPID) against the company which has denied any wrongdoing on its part.

    QNet has also been accused of using the banned binary pyramid business model. An FIR in the case was registered in August in 2013.

    The accused had been charged with cheating and forgery under relevant sections of the Prize, Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978.

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