CBI Files Chargesheet Against Yes Bank Ex-CEO In Rs 1,700 Crore Loan Scam

The CBI has alleged that former Yes Bank managing director and CEO Rana Kapoor, his wife Bindu Kapoor, and promoter of Avantha Group Gautam Thapar are connected to a loan scam of over Rs 1,700 crore.

CBI Files Chargesheet Against Yes Bank Ex-CEO In Rs 1,700 Crore Loan Scam

Rana Kapoor allegedly acquired a 1.2-acre uber-luxe bungalow at a price far below market value. (File)

New Delhi:

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet against former Yes Bank managing director and CEO Rana Kapoor, his wife Bindu Kapoor, and promoter of Avantha Group Company Gautam Thapar in connection with an alleged loan scam of over Rs 1,700 crore, officials said on Friday.

In the charge sheet filed before a special CBI court in Mumbai, the central probe agency has alleged that Rana Kapoor abused his official position and acquired a 1.2-acre uber-luxe bungalow at 40 Amrita Shergill Marg at a price far lower than the actual market value.

In its FIR, the CBI had alleged that the property was mortgaged to Yes Bank against a loan of Rs 400 crore by Avantha Group.

"It was also alleged that the actual value of the property was approximately Rs 550 crore which was acquired by then MD and CEO of Yes Bank at a value of around Rs 378 crore and the proceeds of the sale was not used fully to liquidate the existing loan, later declared NPA (non-performing asset) by the bank," CBI spokesperson RC Joshi said.

The property was purchased allegedly in the name of a company Bliss Abode Pvt Ltd where Rana Kapoor's wife Bindu was one of the directors and authorised signatory.

"It was further alleged that against this favour, then MD and CEO of Yes Bank Ltd. extended additional loan of approximately Rs 1360 crore to other companies of said promoter/director (Gautam Thapar) during and after the acquisition of the said property," Mr Joshi said.

The CBI said these loans were never utilised for the purpose for which they were given and the borrowers were allowed to divert the funds for evergreening of the existing loans of the group companies.

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