Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a preliminary enquiry into the alleged nexus between ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar’s husband Deepak Kochhar and Videocon group chairman Venugopal Dhoot.
It is alleged that Dhoot provided crores of rupees to a firm promoted by Deepak Kochhar, six months after Videocon group got 3,250 crore rupees as loan from ICICI Bank in 2012. The amount was part of the 40 thousand crore rupee loan that Videocon group secured from a consortium of 20 banks led by SBI.
However, the preliminary enquiry did not name Chanda Kochhar. Sources in the agency said, a decision to include her name would be taken at a later stage.