DHFL promoter Kapil Wadhawan along with 22 others has been detained at Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra for violating prohibitory orders amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, according to news agency PTI. The Wadhawans have been linked as accused in the Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative Bank and Yes Bank scams through their entity, HDIL.
According to an official, police found over 20 people including members of the Wadhawan family at their farmhouse. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said a probe will be conducted into this. "Will probe how the 23 members of the Wadhawan family got permission to travel from Khandala to Mahabaleshwar," Deshmukh tweeted.
According to local police officials, the Wadhawan family along with others travelled from Khandala to Mahabaleshwar on Wednesday evening in their cars, even when both Pune and Satara districts are sealed amid ongoing lockdown for containing coronavirus.
Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan are accused in Yes Bank and DHFL fraud cases. They were spotted at their `Diwan farm house' by civic authorities, officials said.
All 23 people will be booked under section 188 of IPC (disobedience of lawful order of public servant), said a senior official of Mahabaleshwar police station.
(With PTI inputs)