CBI raids eight locations in Rs 1,400 crore bank fraud


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday conducted searches at eight locations after booking Delhi-based dairy products company Kwality Ltd. and its directors for allegedly cheating a Bank of India-led consortium, causing a loss of over Rs 1,400 crore, officials said.

A CBI spokesperson here said that the multiple agency team carried out searches in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur, Bulandshahr, Haryana’s Palwal and Rajasthan’s Ajmer on the premises of Delhibased Kwality Ltd, Sanjay Dhingra, Siddhant Gupta, Arun Srivastava and other unknown persons. The CBI has registered a case on a complaint from Bank of India against Kwality Ltd and others
including its Directors, and other unknown persons for causing an alleged loss of Rs 1,400.62 crore to Bank of India and another consortium of banks. “It was alleged in the complaint that the said accused had cheated the Bank of India-led consortium comprising BOI (lead bank), Canara Bank, BoB, Andhra
Bank, Corporation Bank, IDBI, Central Bank of India, Dhanlaxmi Bank, Syndicate Bank to the tune of Rs 1,400.62 crore by way of diversion of bank funds, sham transactions with related parties, fabricated
documents/receipts, falsified books of accounts, created false assets and liabilities etc,” the official said.