CBI starts test against spouse of ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar

CBI starts test against spouse of ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar and Videocon’s Dhoot

With the ICICI Bank entangled in a discussion of a charged irreconcilable situation in loaning advances to the Videocon Group, in a most recent improvement the CBI has now enrolled a preparatory enquiry (PE) against Chanda Kochhar’s significant other Deepak Kochhar.

CBI starts test against spouse of ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar and Videocon's Dhoot
(L-R) Deepak Kochhar, husband of ICICI CEO Chanda Kochhar and Videocon Group Chairman Venugopal Dhoot.

Affirming the improvement, a CBI official revealed to India Today, “This PE names Deepak Kochhar and has been enrolled to determine the assertions of nexus between Deepak Kochhar and Venugopal Dhoot.”

Deepak Kochhar and Venugopal Dhoot wind up amidst a discussion to the tunes of an awful advance adding up to Rs 3,250 crore authorized by the ICICI Bank to the Videocon Group.

As indicated by reports, Videocon Group Chairman Venugopal Dhoot supposedly gave Rs 64 crore in 2010 through a substance NuPower Renewables Pvt Ltd (NRPL), whose prime supporter and CEO is Deepak Kochhar.

It is claimed that Dhoot exchanged proprietorship of the organization to a trust possessed by Deepak Kochhar for Rs 9 lakh a half year after he got the credit from ICICI Bank.


Likewise, the PE says some ‘obscure bank authorities’ and not Chanda Kochhar, the MD and CEO of ICICI Bank.

Sources in CBI likewise disclosed to India Today that enquiry has just started and the office has begun gathering records relating to the assertions. Also, if the affirmations are demonstrated then a FIR will be enlisted against each one of those discovered liable.

Reports propose that Deepak Kochhar and Dhoot may soon be called for addressing by the office.


Safeguarding Chanda Kochhar, the ICICI Bank in a public interview not long ago inferred that there was no doubt of any partiality, nepotism or compensation in endorsing of the advances.

Aside from the CBI, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has additionally started investigating the issue. Sources say that SEBI is analyzing inside reports to keep an eye on corporate administration related passes in this issue.

The affirmations initially became known in 2016, when ICICI Bank and Videocon Group financial specialist Arvind Gupta red-hailed the banks’ loaning practice and blamed Chanda Kochhar for favoring the Venugopal Dhoot-drove aggregate in a letter routed to the Prime Minister.

(This Story Originating From INDIATODAY)

Sanjay Bhagat

The author Sanjay Bhagat

Sanjay Bhagat is a news author in various news category and has worked on local newspapers.

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