Amazon is facing new allegations after it was revealed that peddlers were selling marijuana on the platform. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) accuses the company of selling the chemicals used to make the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) used in the 2019 Pulwama attack on a convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.
Today, the CAIT protested in over 1200 cities and 500 districts across the country, demanding that Amazon's and other ecommerce companies' business models be investigated. It also demanded that Amazon employees be arrested and charged with sedition for facilitating the sale of chemicals used in the attack. According to the trade body's national president, a man in Indore committed suicide after consuming poison purchased on Amazon. The Madhya Pradesh police have filed a case against Amazon Seller Services executives following the sale of cannabis valued at more than ₹1.1 crore on the platform.