New Delhi: Just a day after former CEO and MD of ICICI Bank, Chanda Kochhar, was quizzed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the former banker was once again summoned by the probe agency on Saturday.
Along with Kochhar, the agency also quizzed her husband Deepak Kochhar and Videocon Group managing director Venugopal Dhoot today in connection with the agency’s ongoing probe in the ICICI Bank-Videocon loan case.
On Friday, the ED carried out searches at the residence of Chanda Kochhar and quizzed her for several hours in connection with the loans awarded to Videocon Group at the time when she was at the helm of affairs at the bank.
In January, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) booked former ICICI Bank Ltd chief executive Deepak Kochhar and Venugopal Dhoot for criminal conspiracy and cheating.
The CBI had registered a preliminary enquiry against Deepak Kochhar and Dhoot in March 2018 to investigate irregularities in the ₹40,000-crore loan made by a consortium of lenders to the Videocon group. It also pointed to an alleged conflict of interest in a ₹3,250-crore loan made to the Videocon group by ICICI Bank.
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