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QNet: EOW arrests V-Elite leaders Sandeep Kalra and Hitesh Miglani

Kalra from Delhi and Miglani from Bangalore have had pocketed lakhs of rupees through the MLM scheme and organised several training camps to lure investors. Both were intercepted by immigration authorities as their names were on a look out circular issued by EOW

 

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police arrested Sandeep Kalra and Hitesh Miglani, senior independent representative (IR or agents) of controversial multi-level marketing (MLM) company QNet. Both were picked up from Delhi International Airport. Meanwhile, the MLM and its leaders are also booked under the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 as well for selling plastic and glass products terming them miraculous objects for treating severe diseases like Cancer.
 
Kalra and Miglani were intercepted by immigration authorities at the Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi last night, say media reports. Both belong to the ‘Infiniti’ team at QNet and part of V-Elite leader’s team. 
 
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.
 
EOW booked 19 accused including Michael Ferreira, 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).
 
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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Atul

7 months ago

Rohan Botre Qnet Fraud
*Qnet Cheating By Rohan Botre*
Name – Rohan Botre
Phone number - 7276217663
Address – 302 M.G. Road, Pune – 411001

I know this person from last 7 years, he started this qnet ( Cheating People) Business from last 2-3 years ago. He started insisting me to start this cheating business when he started. I avoid this telling him 3-4 times that I don’t want to start then he star fighting with me. You don’t trust me and bla bla…. After so many insist I started this business bcz I know him from last 6.5 years.. I take loan of 1.5 Lacs for this business from bajaj Finserv.

After his instructions I transferred Rs. 145000 to account Madhu Malti Sharma, Bank – ICICI Bank, A/C No – ############. The money I transferred this guy bought one product without my consideration. Which is not useful. When I asked him why this product then he told focus on business ( whom they call business is cheating people).. after that he signed affidavit without my presence with advocate. Take sign from me with presence of his senior. I asked him I want to read so start emotional blackmailing that you don’t trust me. I asked about my portal login details he did not share with till 2 months.. after that there Business process start they give me some books n DVD ask me to watch this then asked me write people name whom you trust.

gurupreet

1 year 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

Ashok Negi

1 year ago

Thanks for information :)

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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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.

Dev

2 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

2 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

2 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.

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

REPLY

Sandeep Nair

In Reply to jitu moni 3 years ago

Hi,
What is the difference between quest net and the v? Tommorow i am meeting someone which i am quite positive going yo sell me v. Please reply

MDT

In Reply to Sandeep Nair 3 years ago

No difference. They use different names to hide their original identity. All these schemes, GQ, QN, QNet, V (it stands for main promoter Vijay Eswaran's name) club, V elite etc. are part of the QI group that is under scanner of investigation authorities across the world.

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.

The Nirbhaya Documentary - as always, follow the money
Why would somebody spend crores on making a movie defiling the memory of a dead person, to make her killers and rapists look like studs and stars?
 
First, take a look at this clip, of animals being slaughtered for food in India.
 
 
It is likely that the unfortunate girl who died in the attack by the rapists was treated even worse than these animals have been treated.
 
Over the last few days, I have been amongst the most vociferous on social media, objecting to the public airing in India of the Nirbhaya documentary made by my ex-colleague from NDTV, Dibang, and his co-Producer, Leslee Udwin from the UK. Why am I, otherwise an absolute votary of free speech, against this documentary?
 
1) The little I have seen, and the feedback I have got from those who have seen it, leads me to believe that the rapist has been depicted as a braggart out to leave his message to the other hoodlums on the street. One reason for this is that death by hanging in popular Indian movies, lore tends to glorify it as a means of expression against political and colonial repression, and that needs to be corrected. 
 
2) There appears to be no available record as of now of adherence to Indian laws by the two producers. Permissions for social research have been misused into making a commercial documentary. There are also reports of inducements in cash paid out to various people who have appeared in the documentary.
 
3) There is no data available on status of compliance to Indian laws including service tax laws for hiring of vehicles, hotel rooms, equipment, staff and similar expenses, which have run into crores of rupees over a period of two years. At least two press conferences held at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Delhi in the last few days were reported to have been paid for totally in cash.
 
4) The British producer, Leslee Udwin, has openly said that she is totally against capital punishment. The justice delivery system of India, however, has pronounced a death sentence, which is still up on appeal in higher Courts. This documentary then appears to be a clear case of trying to interfere in the delivery of justice in India.
 
5) Dibang, the other producer, has himself had a colourful tenure at New Delhi Television. There may or may not be written complaints of sexual harassment against him, as hinted at by a blog, which has been up for years now, but there is no smoke without fire either. I have worked at NDTV, years ago, and still have friends there and from there.
 
6) And finally, the police have filed a case about outraging the modesty of women, basis their inputs on the said documentary. That says it all.
 
Why would somebody spend crores on making a movie defiling the memory of a dead person, to make her killers and rapists look like studs and stars, is the question I hope to answer in a few days as more details of the money trail come in. For now, fact remains, large amounts have reportedly been spent in cash.
 
(Veeresh Malik started and sold a couple of companies, is now back to his first love—writing. He is also involved in helping small and midsize family-run businesses re-invent themselves.)
 
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COMMENTS

Raghuram

4 years ago

The man is the cruelest animal in the world.

Raghuram Shetty,Engineer Hebri-Udupi

S K Gupta

4 years ago

Cow Slaughter is a Great Sin! Participate As Much As Possible and Dig Your Graves - "Educated Butcher" finally you will get consumed by your gluttony.

Mahesh S Bhatt

4 years ago

Its sad & bad a brave daughter's sad story of our Country is traded after being abused by society.

The fact is that last 4 days BBC/CNN have not reported & they aired the documentary to deflect attention from Libya Oil filed attacks,as below.

As always BBC wants India/Africa to be potrayed as backward.



Al Jazeera
" Esam Mohamed, The Associated Press
Published Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:24AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:29PM EST
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libya's state-run oil corporation has declared 11 oil fields in the country non-operational after attacks by suspected Islamic State militants, opting for a force majeure clause that exempts the state from contractual obligations.
The National Oil Corporation blamed authorities in the Libyan-capital of Tripoli, set up by Islamist-backed militias, for failing to protect the oil fields. The statement, issued Wednesday night, says that "theft, looting, sabotage and destruction" of the oil fields have been on the rise despite pleas for the authorities to ensure safety of Libya's oil installations.

Mahesh

REPLY

Ankur Bhatnagar

In Reply to Mahesh S Bhatt 4 years ago

> As always BBC wants India/Africa to be potrayed as backward

Well, India and Africa are indeed backward. And it's not BBC's fault, but our fault.

MOHAN

In Reply to Ankur Bhatnagar 4 years ago

Ankur,

India is a country and Africa is a continent !!

India never conquered other countries and looted others wealth.

Ankur Bhatnagar

In Reply to MOHAN 4 years ago

Conquering other countries? It would have been good enough if we could have at least defended ourselves from getting conquered. We were so ridiculously weak. Anyway, past is past. The problem is that we continue to be as weak even in the recent past of 40 years and going forward...

Instead of complaining about BBC and others, let's focus on building our strengths and development.

TIHARwale

4 years ago

Veeresh Malik your reasons is totally misdirected. Ascribing motive to a film maker will not make India a better place to live. Maliks comment about Dibang, "the other producer, has himself had a colourful tenure at New Delhi Television. There may or may not be written complaints of sexual harassment against him, as hinted at by a blog, which has been up for years now, but there is no smoke without fire either. I have worked at NDTV, years ago, and still have friends there and from there" shows the corrupt mindset of Veeresh Malik as he simply indulges in gossip. Unable to comprehend how Moneylife staked it reputation in publishing this article.

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Veeresh Malik

In Reply to TIHARwale 4 years ago

Dear TIHARwale, today's reports on the money trail by co-producer Anjali Bhushan and on Dibang's involvement are self-explanatory.

sharada ramanathan

4 years ago

I look forward to more from you on this. the "gift" to india, and to be used for global celeb campaign, used these very sound bytes as their global marketing pitch.

cdwmopmp

4 years ago


According to: http://www.dr.dk/Salg/DRsales/Programmes...

It was produced by "Produced by: Assassin Films for BBC in ass. with DR, SVT, IKON, SFR, RTS, CBC"

So money came from western powers.

I have a feeling that it is Danish Govt project as Leslee Udwin got money from DR.

This is because these two who work for DR in international sales have handled the distribution of the film
:
Kim Christiansen [email protected]
Helene Aurø [email protected]
src:

http://www.idfa.nl/industry/tags/project...

https://archive.today/lRqLkwho

1) Danmarks Radio
Danish Broadcasting Corporation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DR_(broadca...
http://www.dr.dk/Salg/DRsales/Programmes...

2) BBC

3) Sveriges Television AB
Swedish Public TV broadcaster http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sveriges_Te...
http://www.svt.se
http://www.svt.se/svttext/tv/pages/188.h...

4) ikon Films http://ikonfilm.com.au/ikonfilm/ikonwp/

5) SFR (french telecom company http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SFR)
http://m.sfr.fr/home/u/news/s/monde/a/ur...

6) Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS)
Again, Swiss Public Broadcaster

7) CBC cbc.ca
http://www.cbc.ca/passionateeye/episodes...
http://www.cbc.ca/passionateeye/m/episod...

Narendra Doshi

4 years ago

Dear Veereshji & MDT,
Timely details given.
Horrifying Video (Never seen such) since I am a Jain , More than a Vegetarian.
Look forward to your next part on this.

Chandragupta Acharya

4 years ago

Strange that you write this without even watching the documentary. Please watch it - it neither defiles the girl nor glorifies the rapist. Issues like service tax are totally irrelevant to the current debate - the government can very much proceed against them as per laws.

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Veeresh Malik

In Reply to Chandragupta Acharya 4 years ago

I have seen the documentary as well as know some of the people behind it. That does not mean I agree with it. I also know what showing responses without showing the questions means.

sivaraman anant narayan

In Reply to Chandragupta Acharya 4 years ago

I agree its a balanced film and everyone must see it to introspect about the value system in our society.

Ankur Bhatnagar

4 years ago

If these are your reasons for opposing the broadcast of the documentary, then I conclude there are actually no reasons to stop its airing. Come on, just read those woozy points again!

sivaraman anant narayan

4 years ago

After just a few seconds into the attached clip at a slaughter house, I cried out in anguish and couldn't continue. What barbarity!!

raj pradhan

4 years ago

Very good information about the insensitive documentary (only at Moneylife). Look forward to more details of the money trail. Good job Mr Veeresh!

raj pradhan

4 years ago

Very good information about the insensitive documentary (only at Moneylife). Look forward to more details of the money trail. Good job Mr Veeresh!

Hemant

4 years ago

Its really sad ,but true.These people can stoop to any low level one can't even imagine ,under the pretext of free speech.Our English media ,as usual takes up the case on their behalf.Sick mentality.

Suketu Shah

4 years ago

the timing is perfectly staged to disrupt Mr Modi from passing critical bills in Parliament.Garner anti-govt publicity and ensure the media laps it up and waste time so Mr Modi cannot pass any critical bills.

This is exactly why people have voted for BJP as this is all that other parties are capable of-stopping Mr Modi and his team from taking the nation forward.

Glad, BBC's documentary on ‘Nirbhaya’ convict has been banned
The reason why it is unforgivable for BBC to highlight the brutal rapist’s version on International Women’s Day, is all there in the Zee News interview with Nirbhaya’s friend who was also the victim and witness to the gory assault
 
Tuesday night, television channels had heated debates on BBC’s film on the rapist’s take on his savage and brutal rape of Nirbhaya, which was scheduled to be telecast on International Women’s Day on 8th March. However, thankfully, the film has been banned to be televised in India.
 
The clips shown to kick up media hype of this film was shocking and degrading to young Nirbhaya, who had valiantly fought the crass rapists and his five friends, along with her friend. She had even given a police statement through her bouts of coughing and vomiting in the hospital bed where she lay critical.
 
TV anchors who were merely doing a ping-pong between panelists completely forgot that Zee News had done a heart wrenching interview of Nirbhaya’s friend, Avnindra Pandey, a few days after the incident occurred. 
 
Here are highlights (excerpts) of the truth of the savage rape as narrated by Nirbhaya’s friend and witness to the Zee News journalist, which could probably be the most heinous sexual assault that the country may have ever registered. (For full interview see this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43uArAZH8Lo)
 
Even an animal has his ways of hunting his prey – he clutches its neck so that the prey is killed without much pain. This act in the bus was far worse – even now I cannot tell you all that Nirbhaya said in the police statement – removing her organs, beating her up, body part by body part, with iron rods. It’s unimaginable that a human being can do this to another human being who is alive. They beat me on my head with an iron rod so I was unconscious for a while in bus – it is only when Nirbhaya narrated to the police, that I knew the depth of savagery
 
Nirbhaya was happy when I met her though she was critical. She could write and told me she is going to bounce back. She had never ever given up on life even then. She was on ventilator when she gave 3-4 pages of her statement to the police. She removed her ventilator and told the lady sub divisional magistrate of the brutality. She was coughing, she was vomiting, and doctors said it was time for her medicines but she said no’. She wanted to tell her story so that he gets severe punishment. She had said her rapist should be burnt to death. However, her excruciating efforts to tell her story went futile as next day SDM said Nirbhaya stated all this under pressure.
 
After we sat in the bus, we saw that all curtains were drawn and the rapist and his gang of five were pretending to be passengers. They had all planned it and first, three of them came and started attacking, then another three joined when they found we were strong. For two to two and a half hours, the bus was moving and although we screamed and shouted for help, no one could hear us.
 
In order to remove all identity, they stripped us off all our clothes and belongings and threw us out of the bus, under the flyover. They wanted to crush us to death but did not manage that. We had no clothes on, I was screaming for help; Nirbhaya was profusely bleeding – two-wheelers, three wheelers, four wheelers were slowing down and then speeding away, not stopping for help.
 
Then, after about 45 minutes two PCR vans came and policemen came one by one but for half an hour or so they were discussing as to which police station it comes under. I was pleading to them to bring an ambulance and take my friend to the hospital but they did not do so – instead all of them were seeing the tamasha. Then one policeman threw a wet seat cover at me and asked me to cover me and my friend.
 
They refused to put my friend in the PCR van so I picked her up and put her in it. The police did not want their hands to be soaked in blood.
 
Instead of rushing us to a good private hospital, the police took us to Safdarjung Public hospital. They dumped us there and went away. I was begging for clothes, asking for someone to remove curtains and cover us but the hospital personnel would say `yes’ and then say nothing is available.
 
Finally, I begged someone to use his mobile and call up my relatives. What can I say to my relative? I told him, I have met with an accident so he should come to Safdarjung…after that treatment started.
 
If she was treated in a good hospital from the beginning, she would probably had been with us today…the decision of the government to provide her a particular treatment or send her to a hospital in Singapore depended on how much pressure it got from the public protests. It is like you don’t give me water when I’m thirsty and then try to give it to me when I am dying…it means you are taking advantage of my death!
 
(For full interview see this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43uArAZH8Lo)
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revribhav

4 years ago

A citizen of India reacts to a foreign propaganda painting the common man of India in a bizarre manner...? (supported by a section of media where ethics are simply given up in favour of sensation)

India was never a "Sick society" & "Diseased culture". In fact a common citizen of India has more compassion and humanity than the so called developed nations.
When faced with an almost fatal accident in 2001 with both of my young boys (both are IIT students presently),some passers by stopped an auto rickshaw that took us to hospital and I did not pay a single rupee.
I usually travel in the train and find that indian people most often adjust within a narrow place irrespective of gender ,religion or caste.
My wife is one of the women who serves since last one and half decade in the desert of India,mostly alone,in fact there is culture of respect to women in India,a man usuallys vacates his place in public transport to let a woman sit.
However,an average citizen fears as a class advocate / police both of whom are capable of justifying every unlawful /inhuman act...taking advantage of the overburdened system... (e.g. 300 minutes time is accorded to hear 300 cases in one of the high court of India).
So far as the problem of RAPE is concerned the seeds of hatred against humanity were sown by band of Changez Khan : rape,arson,loot & violence were perpetrated for three days unabated,the evil returns (just like a horror movie) to haunt the daughters of India ............. https://twitter.com/revribhav

Vivek Ananth

4 years ago

A journalist talking about a ban. This is the death of free speech. Disgusting!

Babubhai Vaghela

4 years ago

Murder Convicts in the Cell Murdered Ram Singh - Main Accused in Jyoti Singh Alias Nirbhaya Rape Case - in High Security Tihar Jail Delhi.

Shri Gopal Soni

4 years ago

We are living in an age wherein the thin line between a corporate entity(present context it is BBC) and un-ethical organisation is fast disappearing. As an outfit any ethics may be defiantly forgotten.. one example: Association of Rajasthan advocates reportedly passed an official resolution that outside judges need not be posted in the state of Rajasthan (India) nor any judge from outside the Rajasthan be transferred in the india's state of Rajasthan...https://twitter.com/revribhav

SuchindranathAiyerS

4 years ago

The BBC, recongizes that the courts, laws, and Kleptocracy of India's Dalit-Mughal Raj recognise and treat rape like any other crime. A sport. It is the occasional media out cry that is the spoil sport.

Ralph Rau

4 years ago

The criminal mind always finds a justification. Its inbuilt human nature to find justification of one's actions. The mafia boss sleeps at night because he has a justification for his crimes. Hitler killed 6 million and was able to justify his actions to himself.

What the BBC film exposes is the mindset more predominant in some North Indian states that a woman is a man's property. Much more shocking and disgusting than the comments of the rapist are the comments of their lawyers including one who said he would "take my loosely behaved daugther to my farmhouse, pour petrol and burn her alive"

Ralph Rau

4 years ago

The views of the rapist actually reflect the eve-teaser mindset that I experienced myself in Delhi for many many many years.

What is the eve-teaser mindset? It is a kind of Taliban mindset that women should not expose lower legs, expose fore-arms, expose the female form in jeans.

The eve-teaser mindset in Delhi is only Salwar Kameez is acceptable. A girl wearing anything else is a slut and asking for it.

This mind-set is something Western viewers will be shocked to learn. But they will hopefully be more aware now that if an when they travel to Delhi they should dress only in Salwar Kameez if they treasure their modesty.

This is the truth. The truth hurts. Satyameva Jayate.

Narendra Doshi

4 years ago

Thanks Vinita.
I wish it could have come around those days. Video is a MUST VIEW FOR ALL to understand and appreciate a total perspective.
Kudos once again Vinita & MDT

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