The Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) filed a FIR on Thursday, January 24, in connection with the alleged irregularities in the Rs 3,250 crore loan case between Videocon and ICICI bank. The team is now carrying out searches in the offices in Mumbai and in Aurangabad.
The bureau team also named Chanda Kochhar, the former CEO of ICICI bank in connection with the case. The search operation started on Thursday and it was carried on in the offices of Nupower, which is operated by Chanda Kochhar’s husband Deepak Kochhar and Supreme Power.
The agency has inquired the Videocon promoter Venugopal Dhoot, Deepak Kochhar and several unidentified personnel’s who were closely related with the case. A PE is a precursor before the agency lodges an FIR to probe criminal charges on the basis of evidence collected during the former exercise.
The agency has now converted the case into a FIR which will allow the case to flow in the full force. The officials said that the names of the accused are still awaited.