The amount was part of the Rs 40,000-crore loan that Videocon Group secured from a consortium of 20 banks led by SBI. Almost 86 per cent of the Rs 3,250 crore loan (Rs 2,810 crore) remained unpaid. The Videocon account was declared an NPA in 2017.
While ICICI Bank disbursed the loans to Videocon on September 7, 2009, Dhoot transferred Rs 64 crore to Deepak Kochhar, Chanda Kochhar’s husband on the next day (September 8), according to FIR filed by the CBI.
Besides Chanda and her husband Deepak, the investigating agency also named Videocon group MD Venugopal Dhoot, companies Nupower Renewables, Supreme Energy, Videocon International Electronics Ltd and Videocon Industries limited as accused in the FIR.
Stating that there “was no cause for concern” for stakeholders, Piyush Goyal said “ICICI Bank is a good bank; it has very robust processes and there is no cause for concern for any of the stakeholders of ICICI Bank per se.”