Chitra, Iyer had marriage plans: Police

Bhubaneswar: In an interesting twist to the tale of airhostess Chitra Athwani’s links with arrested Deccan Chronicle vice-president P.K. Iyer, police today revealed that they shared an intimate relationship and were planning to get married in future.

A special team of Commissionerate Police had gone to Athwani’s Darbhanga residence in Bihar to interrogate her and returned yesterday. During the questioning, she disclosed her relationship with Iyer, informed police sources. She also cited that due to the close association, she had booked in her name a hotel room from where Iyer was arrested.

The police quizzed her as they wanted to know the nature of the relationship between Athwani and Iyer, who was wanted by CBI in a bank loan fraud case to the tune of Rs 357 crore.

Police found that Iyer had first arrived at the hotel with Athwani at about 2 am on February 14. They had stayed together for 10 days before she left the hotel. Iyer, however, booked a hotel room in the hotel in her name and continued to stay till his arrest on June 6.