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Amway says govt should help release Pinckney

According to news agency PTI, while asking the government to restore confidence in India's investment potential, Amway president Doug DeVos also wanted clear guidelines for direct sellers in India to avoid such arrests in the future.

Mail Today Bureau | June 7, 2014 | Updated 18:15 IST

Amway has sought the Narendra Modi government's intervention for release of its India managing director and chief executive William Scott Pinckney , who was arrested by the Andhra Pradesh police last month in connection with a criminal case filed against the company and remanded in 14-day judicial custody by a court in Kurnool district. Amway India faces nine criminal cases in the state.

According to news agency PTI, while asking the government to restore confidence in India's investment potential, Amway president Doug DeVos also wanted clear guidelines for direct sellers in India to avoid such arrests in the future.

"We understand that the new Union government in New Delhi played no role in this police action and hope they will help in the immediate release of Bill (Pinckney) so he can quickly and safely return to his family," DeVos said in a video message for the Indian market.

"We also ask for them to assist us in moving to resolve this situation and restore confidence in India's investment potential and we ask for this to happen quickly." Condemning Pinckney's arrest, DeVos said, "To continue with this detention when we have worked to be entirely transparent about our business is unnecessary and unreasonable."
 
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