Thursday, July 29, 2021

Gautam Thapar, others booked in ₹2,435-cr. bank fraud case

The CBI on Thursday performed searches in reference to a case registered towards C.G. Power and Industrial Solution Limited, its former chairman-cum-managing director Gautam Thapar and others for allegedly dishonest a consortium of banks of ₹2,435 crore.

“The searches were carried out in Delhi, Gurugram and Mumbai,” stated a CBI official. The case has been registered on a criticism lodged by the SBI on behalf of all of the lenders, alleging fraud dedicated by the debtors from 2015 to 2019.


Earlier this month, the company had booked Avantha Realty Limited and its promoter, Mr. Thapar, for allegedly dishonest the Yes Bank of ₹466.51 crore in 2017-19. He is underneath investigation in one other CBI case instituted in March final 12 months towards former Yes Bank managing director Rana Kapoor and others.

In the newest case, amongst these named as accused are C.G. Power and Industrial Solution’s then chief government officer and managing director Okay. N. Neelkanth; government director and chief monetary officer Madhav Acharya; director B. Hariharan; non-executive director Omkar Goswami; after which chief monetary officer Venkatesh Rammoorthy.

It is alleged that they indulged in diversion and siphoning of funds by sham transactions with associated events. The accused borrowed funds by misrepresentation, falsified books of accounts, entries, vouchers and monetary statements, and furnished incorrect or deceptive info.


According to the FIR, throughout August 2019, the corporate’s board disclosed to the Securities and Exchange Board of India about a number of suspicious unauthorised transactions, together with beforehand undisclosed money owed. The liabilities of the corporate and the group had apparently been understated.

Advances to the associated/unrelated events had been additionally suspected to have been understated by ₹1,990.36 crore and ₹2,806.63 crore, respectively, as on March 31, 2018.

The FIR lists 19 main cases of suspected siphoning and diversion of funds, which embody non-disclosure of unauthorised transactions in the character of loans taken from banks/monetary establishments and linked get together aggregating to ₹635 crore.

As alleged, ₹634 crore written off in the prior years was misrepresented to the board, and post-dated cheques and luxury letters issued by the senior administration in relation to sure borrowings from some associated events weren’t recorded. In the restated monetary assertion, ₹303.45 crore quantity has wrongly restated in the identify of Avantha Holdings Limited and Servomax Infratel Private Limited.

Some transactions with the Diwan Housing Finance Limited Pramerica Asset Managers Private Limited have additionally been talked about in the FIR registered on Tuesday.

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