Canara Bank files case with CBI against Deccan Chronicle
The funds were lent to DCHL over a period spanning 15 months between March 2011 and June 2012.
A top official at Canara Bank, which has an exposure amounting to Rs 400 crore with DCHL, confirmed that the bank has filed a case of fraud against DCHL as it fears that the entire money borrowed from various banks individually has been diverted.
“This is all public money. The Deloitte investigation (Canara Bank had roped in Deloitte to carry out the investigation about the funds) could not trace the money and therefore we feel that the total money could have been siphoned off,” said the official, who did not wish to be named.
“We are simultaneously informing RBI also about this fraud and have approached the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) for recovery of our dues through their assets.” Calls, e-mail and messages sent to Reddy on Wednesday went unanswered.
DCHL had allegedly entered into multiple banking arrangements without disclosing the extent of its indebtedness to others and used the financial information as of March 2011 to take a total debt of over Rs 4,300 crore.
It was only after DCHL defaulted on the short-term non-convertible debentures on June
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