(Reuters) – Founder of the Indian airline Jet Airways (India) Ltd, Naresh Goyal, and his wife Anita Goyal were prevented from leaving India on Saturday at Mumbai airport.
Naresh Goyal, Chairman of Jet Airways, speaks during a press conference on November 29, 201
The airport official did not confirm that the couple had been arrested.
It was not immediately clear why the couple had been prevented from traveling or whether it had had to do with reported government investigations into the airline.
It was not immediately possible to reach the Goyals or Jet on late Saturday to comment.
Local media reported that the Goyals had traveled to London for a connecting flight to London.
Local media reported earlier this month, citing sources, that the Ministry of Business Affairs had looked into Jet's books and requested an investigation into corporate fraud with the airline, as it was suspected that their organizers had withdrawn funds.
Jet said back then that it had complied with all regulations. The Goyals did not comment on the reports at the time.
Jet, once one of the largest Indian airlines, had to stop all flights last month after it ran out of funds and ran out of funds.
The airline is burdened with approximately $ 1.2 billion of bank debt, and Goyal and his wife retired from the airline's board of directors in March during the crisis.
Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath, Rajendra Jadhav and Zeba Siddiqui; Edited by Frances Kerry