Ashneer Grover and his wife Madhuri Jain were stopped at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Thursday while they were travelling to New York, The Economic Times (ET) reported on Friday, citing sources. The two were stopped on the basis of a look out circular (LOC) issued against them at the request of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police.
Sindhu Pillai, joint commissioner of police (EOW), said that the couple was travelling to New York and were stopped before security check.
“They were asked to return to their Delhi residence and join the probe at the EoW office at Mandir Marg next week,” she said.
The joint CP also said that the LOC was only to stop them from travelling abroad.
In May, the EOW registered a case against the couple for alleged misuse of funds of Resilient Innovations Private Ltd, which runs BharatPe. The startup alleged that the Grover family used Rs 81 crore of its money for their personal expenditure.
Mint earlier this week reported that recruitment firms linked to BharatPe co-founder Ashneer Grover and his family members used backdated invoices to siphon off funds for work they never did for the fintech unicorn, according to an investigation by the EOW of Delhi Police.
The probe agency also could not trace many firms to which BharatPe had made vendor payments.
In December 2022, BharatPe filed a criminal complaint against Grover, his wife and her family members, accusing them of perpetrating a ₹81.28 crore fraud. One of the allegations pertained to ₹7.6 crore that BharatPe allegedly paid eight HR consultants linked to the accused persons between 2018 and 2021.