Maharashtra government on Friday sent a senior IPS officer on compulsory leave for allowing DHFL promoters Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan to travel despite the ongoing lockdown, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said.
The bureaucrat had issued a letter exempting the Wadhawans from the lockdown norms citing a family emergency.
"As per discussion with Hon CM, Mr Amitabh Gupta, Principal Secretary (special), has been sent on compulsory leave with immediate effect, till the pending of enquiry, which will be initiated against him," Deshmukh tweeted.
The Wadhawans were detained at Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra's Satara district on Thursday for violating prohibitory orders amid lockdown, police said.
Police found 23 people including members of the Wadhawan family at their farmhouse, an official said.
According to local police officials, the Wadhawan family along with others travelled from Khandala to Mahabaleshwar on Wednesday evening in their cars, even when both Pune and Satara districts are sealed amid ongoing lockdown for containing coronavirus.
Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan are accused in Yes Bank and DHFL fraud cases.
They were spotted at their 'Diwan farm house' by civic authorities, officials said.
The Enforcement Directorate had recently issued summons to Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan in Yes Bank case and asked them to appear on March 17.
The duo reportedly cited the pandemic and skipped the appearance, officials said.