A top financial official of an Abu Dhabi hospital, who was reportedly required to be in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a probe, has managed to return to India via a flight meant for stranded Indians, according to a report published by Janta Ka Reporter.
Quoting Gulf News, the news portal said, Suresh Krishnamurthy managed to find seats for himself and his entire family of six people in a special Abu Dhabi-Kochi flight that arrived in India on May 7, “using his clout”.
Krishnamoorthy was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of NMC Health, which is facing a probe for financial fraud in the UAE.
The Janta Ka Reporter report said that founder of NMC health B R Shetty--known to be a close friend of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and recipient of the Padma Shri honour--had also returned to India in February after allegations of the fraud. Shetty was among the key persons behind the ‘Marhaba Namo’ event in Dubai Stadium on August 17, 2015, a year after Modi took over as Prime Minister
Krishnamoorthy has managed to follow suit, but the fact that he could do it in the middle of a global pandemic using a special service meant for stranded Indians has also raised questions on the role of the Indian authorities.
According to Gulf News, Krishnamurthy was required to be in the UAE to answer questions on how his hospital, NMC Health, managed to pile up $6.6 billion in debts, and of which $4 billion-plus never landed up in the books until recently.
A Khaleej Times report said that Krishnamurthy has conveyed from Kerala that he had to leave for some “urgent work” and he will be “back by June”.
Questions are being raised about whether to be able to return he has submitted a false affidavit to the Indian embassy.
The Indian embassy in UAE has not reacted to the report of Krishnamurthy managing to find seats for his entire family in a repatriation flight, which was meant for those needy Indians, who had lost their jobs and had no money to sustain their livelihood in the UAE, claimed Janata Ka Reporter.
Meanwhile, 180 Indians remained stranded at the Doha airport after the authorities announced the cancellation of Doha-Thiruvananthapuram flight. Among those stranded are pregnant women, senior citizens and sick people, the report added.
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