Cobrapost sting trashed by RBI, says no money laundering at ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank
"Allegations do not mean flouting norms. There is not a single transaction which has taken place. KYC violations will happen in any system. These are all transactional issues and have nothing to do with money laundering," Deputy Governor KC Chakrabarty told reporters after a meeting with bankers here.
He was responding to a question on the issue.
The senior most Deputy Governor further said, "there is no scam (that) has happened...as no transaction has taken place."
"Let us not unnecessarily downgrade ourself. Our system to prevent money laundering is perfect, absolutely nothing (wrong with it)," he said.
Chakrabarty also said RBI will further tighten the anti-money laundering norms if needed. "If we find there is a need to further tighten any guidelines, we'll do that."
The comments come even as the RBI, Finance Ministry and the banks concerned are probing the allegations that some officials of these banks offered to facilitate money laundering.
On March 14, Cobrapost had released the contents of purported video recording of officials
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