New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Crime Branch of Delhi Police, which is probing the alleged murder of late Congress leader N.D. Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar, said on Sunday that Shekhar's wife, Apoorva Tiwari, and a domestic help who works as a driver are the prime suspects in the case.
Shekhar was found dead on April 16 under mysterious circumstances. He was brought to the Max Hospital in Saket at around 5 p.m. on Tuesday in an ambulance where doctors declared him brought dead.
"The Crime Branch team reached Shekhar's residence in Defence Colony at 7.30 a.m. on Sunday and separately interrogated Apoorva and Akhilesh, the driver, for three hours.
"When their statements were recorded, the two failed to give satisfactory answers to certain questions. They are our prime suspects as they could have hatched the entire conspiracy," a police officer said.
"When the incident happened on April 16, only Apoorva and Akhilesh were present on the first floor. The evidences indicate that Shekhar was murdered for property," the officer added.
During investigation it was found that the relation between Shekhar and his wife Apoorva was strained ever since their marriage in 2017. The two had met through a matrimonial site.
"The situation turned so bad that Shekhar and Apoorva were living separately in the same house. They frequently fought with each other," the police officer said.
Ujjwala Sharma, Shekhar's mother, said: "Apoorva had an affair with someone before getting married to Shekhar. Her family is money-minded and has always had an eye on our property. They wanted to grab the Defence Colony property from my sons Shekhar and Sidharth. Our house is close to the Supreme Court where Apoorva went for practice.
"I would disclose everything after the condolence meeting. Rajeev, who is our relative and had been the OSD to my husband N.D. Tiwari, has been in our service for the last 40 years. Apoorva used to hate Rajeev's wife because Sidharth wanted to give a share of his property to Rajeev's son."
"The call record details of Apoorva and her family can solve my son's murder mystery," she added.
"We have scanned 35 phone numbers, including that of Shekhar, Apoorva and her family members, Ujjwala, Sidharth, his wife, another family member Rajiv and domestic helps Golu and Akhilesh. It appears that no external person was involved in the case.
"As per the autopsy report, Shekhar was killed between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. on April 16, but his mobile phone was used after that," the officer said.
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Prospective investors in the temporarily grounded Jet Airways have asked lenders to take a massive haircut or write-off around 80 per cent outstanding debt of the airline which is more than Rs 11,000 crore, document and sources revealed on Monday.
According to industry insiders, nine India based banks and two international lenders are expected to suffer major write-off with one of the interested parties asking for over 80 per cent write-off.
The latest figure, which includes the interest accrued on lenders loans, external commercial borrowings and non convertible debentures (NCDs) was revealed after IANS accessed the financial obligations document.
These figures exclude liabilities to vendors and employees.
Accordingly, the airline owes the largest chunk to its lenders at over Rs 7,000 crore (Rs 7,251 crore).
The State Bank of India (SBI), itself, has an exposure of Rs 1,958 crore worth of working capital and term loan on its sheet.
The nine lenders are led by the SBI.
Another public sector lender Punjab National Bank, follows suit with Jet owing an outstanding of Rs 1,746 crore.
Last week, Jet Airways announced temporary suspension of all its flight services as it failed to secure interim funding for maintaining even bare minimum operations.
On its part, Jet in a regulatory had said that the SBI told the airline that consortium of lenders are unable to consider the private carrier's request for critical interim funding.
"Since no emergency funding from the lenders or any other source is forthcoming, the airline will not be able to pay for fuel or other critical services to keep the operations going," the filing said.
"Consequently, with immediate effect, Jet Airways is compelled to cancel all its international and domestic flights. The last flight will operate today (April 17)."