raders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said the sale of Marijuana on the Amazon e-commerce portal is not a new and first offence of the-e-commerce retailer, reports said.
Earlier in 2019, the chemicals for making bombs, which were used in the Pulwama attack resulting in the unfortunate death of 40 CRPF soldiers, were also purchased through the e-commerce portal of Amazon.
The NIA as per Outlook, during the investigation of the Pulwama case, revealed this in its report in March 2020. It also revealed that ammonium nitrate, which is a contraband item in India, was also purchased through the Amazon e-commerce portal.
CAIT National President B.C.Bhartia and Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said that as per reports available in the public domain, during initial interrogation by the NIA, the person arrested disclosed that he used his Amazon online shopping account to procure chemicals for making IEDs, batteries and other accessories.
The explosives used in the attack were determined through the forensic probe to be ammonium nitrate, nitroglycerin, etc. Since facilitation of the sale of contraband item ammonium nitrate was used against Indian soldiers, a case of treason should be registered against Amazon and its officials, they said.