Tata AIG pays Raju’s legal bill — Rs 60 cr
While Raju is fighting a case of accounting fraud filed against him by the CBI — estimated to add up to about Rs 14,000 crore — a source who is aware of the development told The Indian Express, “Tata AIG has already advanced over Rs 60 crore towards legal expenses of Raju.”
When contacted, Tata AIG General Insurance declined to comment. A source, however, clarified that Tata AIG would, of course, have taken recourse in re-insurance.
The Directors and Officers (D&O) liability insurance covers personal liability of senior executives that arises due to a wrongful act of a person in managerial capacity. If a company takes such an insurance policy, all the legal expenses can be recovered from the insurance firm in case of any court proceeeding against a director or senior official.
While Raju may have admitted to committing fraud at Satyam, the Tata AIG D&O liability cover requires the insurer “to defend till such time that he is criminally convicted”, said a source close to the development. This means that till the first court of law convicts Raju of criminal offence, his legal expenses will be paid from
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