CBI takes Kapil, Dheeraj Wadhawan in custody after 14-day quarantine
New Delhi: CBI officials on Sunday took custody of DHFL Promoters Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan in connection with the Yes Bank case. The Wadhawans, who are presently in Mahabaleshwar at their ancestral farmhouse, have been taken into custody by the CBI team from Delhi.
CBI had on March 7 registered a case against Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor and the Wadhawan’s in connection with suspicious loans granted to DHFL and alleged quid pro quo to Kapoor’s family companies.
Despite multiple summons addressing the Wadhawans, the brothers failed to appear before both the agencies, following which non-bailable warrants were issued by a CBI court in Mumbai against the two.
The duo had been untraceable and CBI had launched a search to apprehend them.
On Sunday, the announcement that CBI had taken the custody of Wadhawans was made on Twitter by Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.
He said, “A CBI team has taken both Kapil and Dhiraj Wadhwan into custody. Satara Police has given them all required assistance & an escort vehicle with 1+3 guard up to Mumbai on a written request. The arrest procedures are going on.”
Both Dheeraj and Kapil are promoters of DHFL and are accused in two cases — the Yes Bank case and the Iqbal Mirchi property case.
They were released from the government guest house in Satara after completion of their 14-day quarantine period, which they had to undergo after violating lockdown norms by travelling to their farmhouse in Mahabaleshwar.
They were detained there on April 9 along with a group of over 20 people; many of the violators were relatives or family, as per reports.
Deshmukh also said on the social media platform that the additional chief secretary’s report on the inquiry against Principal Secretary (Home) Amitabh Gupta — the man who given the Wadhawans a special permit to travel owing to family emergency — is likely to be submitted by tomorrow.
CBI sources told India Today TV that Wadhawans had been visiting their Mahabaleshwar farmhouse for quite some time and there was big entourage in mid-March as well.
The presence of Wadhawans and other family members at their Mahabaleshwar house came to light when their domestic helps were spotted by locals, who informed the police.