Ashneer Grover and his wife Madhuri Jain Grover were stopped at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on Thursday evening by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police while they were travelling to New York for a vacation. Reacting to the reports, Ashneer Grover on Friday said he received EOW summons today morning only 7 hours after returning from airport.
Sharing details in a post on X on Friday, Grover said, “I found it strange as have travelled 4 times internationally since FIR filed in May – never been a problem and I had not even been summoned once.”
The development comes after allegations that Grover’s family siphoned off funds from BharatPe on the pretext of offering recruitment services, gave bank accounts numbers that were created after the dates when they were raised, as per the EOW’s preliminary report of an investigation.
Hello ! Hello !Kya chal raha hai India mein ? Filhaal to Ashneer stopped at airport chal raha hai janab.
So facts:1. I had not received any communication or summon from EOW since FIR in May till 8 AM today 17 morning (7 hours after returning from airport).2. I was going to… pic.twitter.com/I0OHOXJd6F
— Ashneer Grover (@Ashneer_Grover) November 17, 2023
As he was going to the US from 16-23 November, Grover in the post on X said, “At immigration they said LoC laga hua hai sir – EOW se check kar ke batate hai.”
“I had not received any communication or summon from EOW since FIR in May till 8 AM today 17 morning (7 hours after returning from airport),” she said in the post.
He further said flight left in meantime anyways — EOW folks directed Immigration to let us out so that we can return home. Today morning (Friday), EOW summon was home delivered – will cooperate as always.
“No drama. LOC hatane ka process hai – I am not a flight risk – easy to prove hai. Baaki aapko jo chhaapna hai chhaapo. Picture chal rahi hai free mein – maze lo! Baaki premature obituaries bahut baari log likh chuke hai – ‘Jatt mareya tad maniye jad terami howe’ ! Don’t pronounce me dead till 13 days after you’ve burned me at the pyre!,” he said.
Last year, BharatPe had filed a criminal complaint with the Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing on 17 counts, including embezzlement, forgery, and criminal breach of trust, which could land the Grovers in jail for up to 10 years if proven guilty.
According to a lawsuit brought by BharatPe, Grover’s wife Madhuri Jain approved payments totalling Rs 7.6 crore to eight such vendors who did not assist the company in recruiting any employees.