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May 27, 2013 at 10:46pm IST

Kerala: Amway India chairman, 2 directors arrested on charges of fraud

Kozhikode: Network marketing firm Amway's India Chairman and CEO William S Pinckney and two company Directors were arrested in Kozhikode on Monday on charges of financial irregularities.

The two directors are Sanjay Malhotra and Anshu Budhraja, crime branch sources said.

The arrests were made on a complaint of a woman who claimed to have incurred loss through the network and on the basis of three cases registered against the company in 2012 in Wayanad district, they said.

Amway India chairman, 2 directors arrested

Following a complaint by a woman of incurring losses, the police conducted raids and made the arrests.

Police had questioned the trio earlier this month and had asked them to report again on Monday for further questioning. They were arrested when they arrived at the police station.

In 2012, the crime branch (economic offences) wing here had conducted searches at the Amway office at Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur as part of its crackdown on money chain activities. Their godowns at these centres were closed and goods produced were also seized.

The searches were launched following a complaint lodged by Visalakshi of Kozhikode claiming that she had incurred losses.