ED summons Chanda Kochhar, husband in bank fraud case

New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Chanda Kochhar, former CEO of ICICI Bank, and her husband Deepak Kochhar in the money laundering case related to bank fraud and summoned them next week. ED officials gave this information.

Officials said Chanda Kochhar has been summoned on May 3, while Deepak and his brother Rajiv have been asked to appear before the investigating officer of the case on April 30. They have also been asked to file a statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Officials told that they along with Chanda Kochhar had been summoned last week. They said that the investigating officers need to quiz them to carry forward the investigation. Apart from this, they have been asked to bring some documents related to personal and official financial information.

ED raided Chanda Kochhar, her family and Venugopal Dhoot of Videocon Group at their Mumbai and Aurangabad premises.

In the beginning of this year, a criminal case was registered against Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak Kochhar, Dhoot and others under PMLA for alleged irregularities and corruption in the grant of loan of Rs 1,875 crore to Videocon Group by ICICI.