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CBI Registers FIR Against Top Officials Of Delhi-Based Indian Technomach For Rs 1,525 Cr Bank Fraud

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Indian Technomach Co. Ltd and senior officials of the company on the allegations of defrauding the banks and caused loss of Rs 1,528.05 crore(approx) to the consortium of 16 banks led by Bank of India.

The consortium banks were – Bank of India, Union Bank of India, Andhra Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, State Bank of Hyderabad, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, HDFC Bank Limited, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Saraswat Co-operative Bank, State Bank of Patiala, UCO Bank, Allahabad Bank, Standard Chartered Bank & DBS.

CBI officials claim that it was further alleged that that the private company, engaged in manufacturing of ferrous and non-ferrous metal, obtained credit facilities/loans etc from the consortium of 16 banks during 2008 to 2013 with Bank of India as Lead Bank. The private company is based in Delhi and have its industrial unit in Himachal Pradesh.

The accused had allegedly conspired intending to defraud the banks through said acts and by diverting the funds from the loan account and thus caused loss of Rs 1,528.05 crore (approx) to the consortium of the banks.

The account was classified as NPA in the books of accounts of Bank of India w.e.f. 31.03.2014 due to the overdue status of the account in line with IRAC guidelines. The account was red-flagged by the Bank of India, as advised by RBI in May 2015 and was declared fraud in February 2016.

Searches were conducted on Wednesday at various premises of accused including at Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), Paonta Sahib, District Sirmaur(Himachal Pradesh).

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