While the QNET funded the glitzy IIFA awards, the money belonged to the victims of the MLM scam, alleges a complaint to the EOW of Mumbai Police
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai police has started a probe into alleged deal between Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt Ltd that organised the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2015, and QNet, the multi-level marketing (MLM) company facing several cases in India.
Dhananjay Kamlakar, joint commissioner of Police (EOW), told DNA that the EOW has started an inquiry into the allegations. He however refused to share details with the newspaper.
Gurupreet Singh Anand, who earlier had filed complaint against the MLM, alleged that the money gone into organizing the IIFA awards from QNET belongs to innocent victims from India. "The whole Bollywood link to the QNET SCAM needs to be investigated thoroughly as many prominent stars have directly promoted various companies and activities of QNET in India and abroad," he alleged in his complaint.
QNet, against which a probe is going on across several police stations in India, is listed a direct selling partner on IIFA website (http://iifa.com/partners-sponsors/
According to Anand, the complainant, QNet is using the IIFA platform to further its business in India. In his complaint to Mumbai Police, he requested a thorough investigation into the trail of the money that went into the IIFA award function.
Last month, the EOW of Vijaywada police arrested four people, V Bal Reddy, Gautam Desai, Dasari Nagaraju and Cheemakurti Manikanta, and seized from them Rs15 lakh, deposited in different bank accounts. However, one Gangadhar, the key person, who owned Vihaan Direct Marketing, a franchisee of QNet, was absconding, the Police said. According to Vijaywada police, the agents had appointed 134 first level salesmen by collecting Rs1.17 crore, another 13,400 second level salesmen were joined by the 134 sales persons.