New Delhi, Jan 27 : CBI officer Sudhanshu Dhar Mishra, who booked former MD and CEO of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar along with her husband Deepak Kochhar and Videocon Group’s V N Dhoot for cheating and conspiracy on January 22,was transferred to the agency’s Economic Offences Branch in Ranchi the very next day.
Dhar had signed the FIR against Chanda Kochhar, Deepak Kochhar, and others in the ICICI-Videocon case on January 22. On January 24, the three were booked by CBI two days later in a case of alleged irregularities in the sanctioning of loans by the ICICI bank.
On a Facebook post, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley trained guns at the investigative agency suggesting the move was “investigative adventurism” and a “journey to nowhere”. The very next day Jaitley’s comments were retweeted by Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal.
ICICI Bank and its former MD & CEO Kochhar granted a huge loan to Videocon after its director Dhoot gave a huge sum of money to a company he held with Deepak Kochhar six months after the loan of Rs 3,250 crores was provided by ICICI to Videocon.