CBI officer who signed FIR against Chanda Kochhar & others transferred

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The Hush Post | 9:15 am |two-minute-read

The CBI officer who signed the FIR against former ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar has been transferred. Sudhanshu Dhar Mishra, who was posted as SP of Banking and Securities Fraud Cell of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has been transferred to the central probe agency’s Economic Offences Branch in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Mishra had signed the FIR against former ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar, Deepak Kochhar, VN Dhoot and others on January 22. The FIR was in connection with the ICICI-Videocon bank loan case.

Meanwhile, two other senior CBI officers were also transferred by the government.

Biswajit Das, the SP, Economic Offences Branch of CBI in Kolkata has been transferred. He has been posted as SP of Banking and Securities Fraud Cell of CBI, Delhi.

Sudip Roy, SP, CBI, Economic Offences Branch-IV, Kolkata has been transferred and posted as SP, CBI Economic Offences Branch in Kolkata.

This reshuffling of CBI officers came two days after the CBI lodged a case against Chanda Kochhar, former MD & CEO of ICICI Bank, her husband Deepak Kochhar, VN Dhoot, MD of Videocon Group and others in the alleged ICICI Bank-Videocon loan case.

The accused in the ICICI Bank-Videocon loan case had committed alleged irregularities to the tune of Rs 3,250 crore.

In March 2018, CBI had registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) against Videocon promoter Dhoot, Deepak Kochhar and unknown others

Videocon promoter Venugopal Dhoot allegedly invested crores of Rupees in Nupower, co-founded by Deepak Kochhar. The investment happened months after the Videocon group got Rs 3,250 crore as loan from the ICICI Bank in 2012.

On Thursday, the CBI carried out searches at multiple locations. These included the offices of Videocon group in Mumbai and Aurangabad, offices of Nupower Renewables Pvt Limited. These are operated by Deepak Kochhar, and Supreme Energy.

As per SEBI’s preliminary probe carried out earlier, Deepak Kochhar had many business dealings with the Videocon Group.

Deepak and Videocon chief Venugopal Dhoot were also the co-founders and promoters of NuPower, besides other associations.

In March 2018, CBI had registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Videocon promoter Dhoot, Deepak Kochhar and unknown others.

 

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