Ranjit Mahanti

THE controversial Hong Kong-based multi-level Marketing (MLM) company QNET on Thursday filed an appeal challenging a Magistrate’s order which had blocked its websites. The matter would come up for hearing in a Sessions Court on May 31. The company is allegedly involved in Rs 5,000 crore financial frauds.

The appeal has been filed by Vihaan Direct Selling (India), the Indian franchise of QNET.

On the request of Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai police, a Magistrate had on May 3 ordered the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) of Information and Technology Department of the Union Government to block the websites/servers of the company.

The EOW had alleged that the websites of QNET induced the people to jump into money circulation scheme and thus they got cheated by way of selling various products.

The EOW had arrested nine team leaders of QNET for allegedly duping investors by offering to sell products like magnetic disks, herbal products and holiday schemes through fraudulent practices QNET contended that it used its websites —

www.qnet.net, www.questnet.net and www.qnetindia.in – as their “e-commerce” platform to sell various products.

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