Thursday, January 11, 2018

Jet Airways Air Hostess' Husband Deposited Her Money in The Bank, Didn't Know Source

New Delhi: Deveshi Kulshrestha, a Jet Airways air hostess arrested for smuggling Rs 3.34 crore in US dollar said that she was not aware of the global smuggling chain and informed police that her husband deposited her money in the bank which she was paid by her masters. Air hostess also named two more employees of the airline.

The 25-year-old was arrested from a flight about to leave for Hong Kong from the Delhi airport in the early hours of Monday. She was allegedly roped into smuggling out foreign currency multiple times as part of an international network.

She has allegedly given details about two more Jet employees involved in the hawala transactions. Kulshrestha was allegedly paid Rs 1 lakh for each trip. Investigators claim that her husband wasn’t aware of her dealings.

“Her husband used to deposit money in the bank but she didn’t reveal the source of the money to him,” NDTV quoted a source from the Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).

The air hostess was married to a Jet Airways employee a year ago who now worked for a placement company.

The Mumbai based air hostess was allegedly persuaded to smuggle cash in her baggage by hawala operator Amit Malhotra, who got in touch with her about six months ago.