On a plea made by Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai police, a city Magistrate had on May 3 issued an order asking Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) of Information and Technology Department of the Union Government to block the websites/servers of the company. Accordingly, the CERT blocked these websites which were allegedly indulging in online illegal money circulation schemes. Being aggrieved, QNET filed an appeal in the sessions court.
As per W3C report, various countries QNET account holders had been hacked by DOS(Denial of Service), Malware and SPAMs, it has been allegedly reported from Federal analytical report of US Government a week ago, millions of the accounts in India, Malasiya and UAE having an in-build money plan based iCoupons from various accounts are effectively used and randomly mislead various purchases. QNET website is not well protected as per the Eastern countries, Independent IR’s are slash down the sales which effects the business across world. 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. However, they were released on bail later. QNET has also been accused of using the banned binary pyramid business model for their multi-level marketing schemes to entice investors. The accused have been charged with cheating and forgery under relevant sections of the Prize, Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act 1978.
QNET contended in the appeal that it used its websites — www.Qnet.Net, www.Questnet.Net and www.Qnetindia.In — as their “e-commerce” platform to sell various products. The company said that without hearing them or giving them an opportunity to plead its case, the Magistrate passed the impugned order asking the authorities to block websites. QNET argued that it was engaged in e-commerce and hence its websites is their blood line. The EOW want to block their website to stop the blood line and bring the company business to collapse before proving the allegations levelled against them in the FIR registered in August last year.