BHUBANESWAR: Police Commissionerate of the Twin City on Wednesday sent a summon to Mumbai-based airline cabin crew Chitra Athwani in connection with her links with Deccan Chronicle Group vice-president PK Iyer who was arrested last month.
On the other hand, Athwani has approached the Orissa High Court seeking anticipatory bail in the case.
This is the second summon issued in Athwani’s name after she failed to present herself at Nayapalli police station in response to a summon which was issued to her on June 16.
“Athwani is being summoned as a witness in the case. If she fails to appear this time, we would issue a non-bailable warrant against her under Section 160 of the CrPC,” Police Commissioner Dr RP Sharma said.
Athwani was staying in the same hotel room in the city with Iyer, who is an accused in a multi-hundred crore loan fraud.
Iyer had arrived at the hotel with Athwani on February 14. Though Athwani left the city after around 10 days, Iyer continued to stay in the room which was booked in the former’s name.
Iyer was arrested by the Police Commissionerate on June 7 and handed over to CBI which is probing the scam.