– Indian airline Jet Airways (India) Ltd. founder Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal were stopped from leaving India on Saturday at Mumbai airport, according to an airport official who asked not to be named.
The airport official did not confirm that the couple had been detained.
It was not immediately clear why the couple had been prevented from traveling or whether it was related to reported regulatory probes in the airline.
It was not immediately possible to reach either Goyals or Jet for comment late Saturday.
Local media said Goyals had traveled to Dubai for a connecting flight to London.
Local media referring to sources reported earlier this month that the Ministry of Business Affairs had looked at Jet's books and had requested a business survey of the airline suspension because its initiator seized funds .
Jet said at the time that it had complied with all the rules. The Goyals did not respond to the reports at that time.
When one of India's largest carriers had become, Jet was forced to land all the aircraft last month after running out of money and failing to secure funds, crippled by incurring losses as it attempted to compete with reasonable rates. rivals.
The conveyor is saddled with approx. 1.2 billion dollars in bank debt, and Goyal and his wife stepped down from the airline's board in March in the midst of the crisis.
(Reporting of Maria Ponnezhath, Rajendra Jadhav, and Seba Siddiqui; editing of Frances Kerry)