Hyderabad, Feb 16: A city-based banker-turned- businessman had the shock of his life when his wife of 16 years, who had a 30 percent stake in the business, made good and disappeared with Rs 1. 4 crore on the pretext of visiting her parents in New Delhi, a few months back.
It was a bolt from the blue when the husband, Ahuja found that his wife, Chawla, had diverted Rs 1.4 crore to her accounts. When calls to her and his in-laws went unanswered, he filed a complaint in the Central Crime Station (CCS) two days ago. The police registered a case and investigation is underway.
Chawla has an MBA from London whereas Ahuja worked in multinational banks and lived in Abids. He ran musical, dance, education and DJ institutions. He met Chawla through friends and family, which led to their marriage, 16 years ago.
Meanwhile, she also invested in Sandeep’s (Ahuja’s friend) fashion wear business and gained 33 % shares in the company. Looking at the profits, Chawla told her husband of her keenness to invest more. She also became a partner in one of Ahuja’s franchise around 16 months ago.
Impressed by Chawla’s business acumen, Ahuja decided to focus on mobilizing internal resources. With the entire freedom at her disposal, Chawla changed all the bank accounts and subsequently diverted Rs 1.40 crore in the first five months of last year left for Delhi. She remains untraceable ever since.