Former ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar has sought exemption from questioning by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), citing poor health.
The Kochhar couple arrived at the ED Headquarters in south Delhi's Khan Market area around 11 a.m. along with new sets of documents sought by the agency.
Rajiv was asked by CBI sleuths about the help he had extended to Videocon in relation to a loan from ICICI Bank to Venugopal Dhoot.
The couple arrived at the Enforcement Directorate's headquarters in Khan Market here around their scheduled appearance time of 11:30 am, official sources said.
Kochhar arrived at the Enforcement Directorate’s office in Khan Market around 10.30 am and left at 7.15 pm, official sources said.
Kochhar arrived before the Enforcement Directorate's office here in Khan Market shortly before her scheduled appearance time of 11 am.
While Chanda has been summoned for May 3, Deepak and his brother Rajiv have been asked to depose on April 30 before the investigating officer of the case and record their statements.
The two reached the central agency's regional office in Ballard Estate area around noon, a day after the ED raided their premises.
The ED had earlier began a probe after registering a criminal case against the trio for alleged irregularities and corrupt practices in sanctioning a Rs 1,875-crore loan by the bank.
The CBI is carrying out scrutiny of the documents seized during searches at the offices of Videocon Group and Nupower Renewables and Supreme Energy.
On January 27, a CBI officer, part of a probe into the ICICI Bank loan case, was transferred, with the top officials claiming that he was suspected of leaking information to the accused.
Sudhanshu Dhar Mishra, who was Superintendent of Police (SP) of Banking and Securities Fraud Cell of CBI, Delhi, was transferred to CBI’s Economic Offences Branch in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
The agency had registered a preliminary enquiry against Videocon promoter Venugopal Dhoot, Deepak Kochhar and unidentified others in March last year, they said.
The tax authorities had earlier sent a notice in the first week of April to NuPower Renewables, a joint venture between Deepak Kochhar and Videocon Group chief Venugopal Dhoot.
The Income Tax Department has issued a fresh notice to Deepak Kochhar, the husband of ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar.