Sale of illegal items on Amazon persevering with; police seized 48 kg marijuana in Visakhapatnam: CAIT

New Delhi: Even after being caught for promoting over 20 kg marijuana by the Bhind police in Madhya Pradesh and for the sale of banned chemical compounds used in making the bomb used in the Pulwama terror assault, Amazon is constant the illegal commerce, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) mentioned.

According to CAIT, after being tipped off by the Bhind police, the police in Visakhapatnam have recovered 48 kg marijuana from one of Amazon`s companions. An FIR was registered in this connection on November 20 beneath the NDPS Act, 1985, CAIT claimed in a press release.

It is learnt that two Amazon supply boys have additionally been arrested by the Visakhapatnam police, CAIT mentioned.

Further, Madhya Pradesh police have additionally recovered one other lot of 17 kg marijuana from Amazon and its companions for which an FIR has been registered on the Mehgoan police Station beneath the NDPS Act, 1985 and one individual has been arrested.

The CAIT has demanded the Visakhapatnam police to register a case beneath Section 38 of NDPS Act as was carried out by the Bhind police.

Terming Amazon as a `Ganja Company`, CAIT nationwide President B.C. Bhartia and Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal have demanded that conserving in view the size of illegality by Amazon, the federal government ought to instantly droop Amazon`s operations in India and arrest Amazon officers apart from registering a case of treason towards the corporate.

Bhartia and Khandelwal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for his or her instant direct intervention in the matter.

CAIT has additionally urged Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal to instantly launch the e-commerce guidelines, e-commerce coverage and a brand new press notice changing press notice No. 2 of the FDI coverage, in order that the conduct of the e-commerce firms in India could possibly be regulated.

Bhartia and Khandelwal have urged the Centre to conduct an intensive and thorough probe into the enterprise mannequin of huge e-commerce gamers, together with Amazon, to make sure that no sale of prohibited items or anti-national actions are carried out on e-commerce portals and legal responsibility is fastened on market entities concerned in the sale of prohibited items instantly or not directly.

Bhartia and Khandelwal mentioned that these illegal actions being carried out on Amazon e-commerce platform displays the hollowness of e-commerce enterprise in India in the absence of any particular rule or legislation, which is a sorry state of administrative system in India.

CAIT mentioned that not solely the function of the Centre and state governments is beneath query, however even the utter silence of all of the political events on this problem can be beneath scanner.

It is very regretted that nobody has taken the difficulty significantly inspite of the truth that CAIT and different organisations have made some critical complaints, it mentioned.

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