DELHI: Expanding its probe, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) is looking into the role of some more crew members of Jet Airways for their alleged involvement in smuggling of foreign currency, officials said on January 14.
The move comes after the arrest of one of the flight attendants of Jet Airways for allegedly smuggling forex worth over Rs three crore to Hong Kong, they said, reports PTI.
The DRI is looking into the role of some other employees of Jet Airways for their alleged involvement in a major hawala syndicate, the officials said.
The airline had said it has a strict code of conduct and zero tolerance towards any action of its employees that contravenes domestic or international laws of the countries in which it operates.
“Based on the investigations and inputs from law enforcement agencies, the airline will take further action,” Jet Airways had said in a filing to the BSE.
The company was asked by the exchange to provide its response over a news reports in this regard.
“This (news) article will not have any material impact on the company as the event involves an act committed by the concerned crew in her individual capacity and not as an employee acting on the instructions of the company,” the airline had said.
The DRI had arrested the flight attendant, Deveshi Kulshreshtha, for allegedly trying to smuggle out USD 4,80,200 (Rs 3.25 crore) from a Jet Airways plane, that was scheduled to take off for Hong Kong from here on January 8.