New Delhi: The clout of foreign-funded e-commerce companies, particularly Amazon, on the government was once again demonstrated on Wednesday, when the Madhya Pradesh government transferred Bhind SP Manoj Kumar Singh within 18 days of busting a marijuana (Ganja) racket that was conducted through the Amazon e-commerce portal, and the Bhind SP dared to name Amazon officials as suspects, according to the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT).
"It speaks to how foreign-funded companies like Amazon are controlling the administrative systems of various State Governments, giving them full liberty in violating laws and rules while continuing their e-commerce mal-practices," CAIT said in a statement, expressing traders' deep anguish and resentment over the transfer of the said police official.
CAIT national president B.C. Bhartia and Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal blamed Amazon for the transfer, claiming that the sudden move indicates that S.P. Singh was going to take serious action against Amazon and that instead of supporting him, the system transferred him.
They recollect MP Home Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra's prior threats, in which he said Amazon officials would be taken in for questioning by force unless they cooperated with the investigation.