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Sembium police on Friday arrested the Group Managing Director, the Managing Director and seven staff members of Quest Net, a private online multi-level marketing company, and sealed the company’s office on Mc Nichols Road in Chetpet.

The arrested persons were remanded to judicial custody and sent to the Puzhal prison.

The police also confiscated 71 kg of gold coins, 12 laptops and documents from the company.

According to the police, the arrest was made following inquiries based on a complaint lodged by V. Dinesh Kumar, who said that he had been cheated to the tune of nearly Rs.1 lakh over a period of two years.

When the complainant had approached Srikanth, commission agent, seeking an explanation on Friday, he was beaten up and threatened with dire consequences.

More complaints

A special team was formed under the direction of Police Commissioner G. Nanchil Kumaran, who conducted an inquiry and found that several others in Pulianthope and Otteri had also lodged complaints in the local police stations.

Following the arrest, a group of persons on Saturday came to the Police Commissioner’s office to make a representation.

When they were not allowed inside, they gathered outside and raised slogans. Four persons were detained.

K. Feroze Khan, a customer of the company, told mediapersons said that the company, set up in 2001 in the country, had offices abroad. The company was transparent in its dealings and had several thousand customers in the State, he claimed.

By afternoon, hundreds of people gathered in a hotel near the Commissioner’s office and staged a protest. When the hotel staff evicted them, they blocked the road disrupting traffic. Several of them were arrested and later released.

Source:The Hindu


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