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Another Nirav Modi? This time, Delhi jeweller defrauds Oriental Bank of Commerce of Rs 390 crore

The CBI has registered a case against Delhi-based jeweller Dwarka Das Seth International for an alleged fraud worth Rs 389.95 crore towards Oriental Bank of Commerce.

Published: 24th February 2018 09:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2018 11:15 AM   |  A+A-

CBI Headquarters (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: After Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, the CBI has registered a case against a Delhi-based diamond jewellery exporter for an alleged bank loan fraud to the tune of Rs 389.85 crore towards Oriental Bank of Commerce.

The CBI has booked Dwarka Das Seth International Pvt Ltd for the alleged fraud.

Six months after the public sector bank filed a complaint with the CBI, the agency booked the company, and Sabhya Seth, Reeta Seth, Krishna Kumar Singh, Ravi Singh - all directors of the firm - and another company named Dwarka Das Seth SEZ Incorporation.

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The company has availed various credit facilities from OBC between 2007-12, which swelled to Rs 389 crore during the period.

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It was found by the bank that the company was using Letters of Credit (LoCs) to pay off other creditors against the purchae of gold and other precious stone and transfer gold and funds outside the country using fictitious transactions, the bank complaint, now part of the CBI FIR, alleged.

The company was also engaging in business transactions with non-existent entities, it said.



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