The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Monday demanded strong action against e-commerce giant Amazon for allegedly selling marijuana in its area. CAIT President Rajasthan, Subhash Goyal, said the central government and provincial governments should put in place laws to prevent such transactions from the platform, which is detrimental to the future of the country’s youth.
Recently, Madhya Pradesh Police broke allegations of marijuana trafficking in the Amazon India region and arrested three people. Police have named Amazon India and its top executives as suspects in the case.
“There have been cases of selling illegal items such as marijuana on the Amazon platform, and the FIR has also been filed against the Madhya Pradesh company. The government should investigate the matter thoroughly and punish the perpetrator,” he said.
Goyal added that there should be no compromise on powerful international companies.
He said e-commerce companies have taken over the markets of traditional traders and CAIT is ready to address the challenge posed by them.
“But we will not allow Amazon and other e-commerce companies to play with the lives of our young people,” he said.
Goyal called on the government to establish a system of track record of online transactions.
“Any business transaction in a store is guaranteed. However, an online transaction is unreliable. You order a shoe and get a brick. People are deceived online. There is no fix,” he said.