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CAIT Demands CBI Probe In Amazon’s Bribery Allegations

This letter comes a day after a news report expressed that legal representatives of the organization indulged in bribery.

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The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in a letter to Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, requested for a CBI probe into the allegations of bribery against e-commerce company Amazon. 

The trade body said that the e-commerce giant must be directed to suspend its e-commerce platform and the incidental activities in the duration of the probe.

The CAIT said, “Since the matter is very serious and sensational, it is also requested that pending CBI inquiry, Amazon should be directed to suspend their e-commerce portal and other incidental activities immediately."

This letter comes a day after a news report expressed that legal representatives of the organization indulged in bribery.

Meanwhile, the e-commerce giant Amazon came out with a statement. It said that the company doesn't tolerate corruption and will take the required action.

CAIT National President B C Bhartia and Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said that Amazon has spent about Rs 8500 crores on legal and professional fees against a turnover of about Rs. 45, 000 crores in two years (2019 and 2020). The charges of a whistleblower paying bribes to government officials in India through a lawyer stand corroborated. 

The CAIT alleged that Amazon is managing the government officers under the garb of legal professional services which requires immediate investigation by CBI since the dignity of the country is at stake. 


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