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ICICI-Videocon loan case: Chanda Kochhar, husband appears before ED for questioning

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 May 2019, 14:20 IST
Former ICICI bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar

Former ICICI bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar and her husband Deepak Kochhar were questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday for a second consecutive day in connection with the ICICI-Videocon loan case.

They were earlier grilled by the ED at its Mumbai office after the agency conducted raids in March at premises connected to them. Chanda Kochhar, who was summoned on May 3 by the ED, had sought an extension of time to appear before the agency.

The ED had previously questioned Deepak Kochhar's brother Rajiv Kochhar for from April 30 to May 2. According to ED sources, Rajiv Kochhar allegedly withheld crucial information pertaining to the case.

The matter related to alleged irregularities and corrupt practices in the sanction of a Rs 1,875 crore loan disbursed by ICICI Bank to Videocon Group in 2009 and 2011.

The ED had on March 1 carried out searches at the premises of Pacific Capital Services Private Limited and Quality Techno Advisors Pvt Ltd. The duo holds stakes in the two companies.

The two firms have moved a petition in the PMLA appellate tribunal, seeking the release of documents which were allegedly seized by the ED on March 1.

Videocon Group promoter Venugopal Dhoot has also been questioned in connection with the case.

-ANI

First published: 14 May 2019, 14:20 IST
 
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