Chargesheet filed against Yes Bank founder for receiving ₹600 cr bribe

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered the case on March 7 against 12 accused persons, including the Kapoors

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Rana Kapoor, former CEO of Yes Bank, has been accused of sanctioning loans to certain firms against kickbacks. File photo: PTI

The CBI filed a chargesheet against Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor, his wife Bindu and daughter Roshini among others on Thursday (June 25) in connection with an alleged ₹600 crore bribe received from scam-tainted DHFL promoter Kapil Wadhawan, officials said.

The chargesheet filed before a special CBI court in Mumbai also names Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL), Wadhawan, his brother Rajesh, Belief Realtors Private Limited, RKW Developers Private Limited and DoIT Urban Ventures (India) Private Limited under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered the case on March 7 against 12 accused persons, including the Kapoors.

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It had carried out searches on March 9 and arrested Rana Kapoor and the Wadhawans, the officials said.

The CBI, in its FIR, has alleged that Kapoor, 62, entered into a criminal conspiracy with Wadhawan, DHFL director-promoter, for round-tripping of funds, where loans from Yes Bank to DHFL landed in DoIT Urban Ventures (India) Private Limited, owned by the former’s daughters.

The agency has alleged that between April and June, 2018, Yes Bank invested ₹3,700 crore in short-term debentures of DHFL.

“The bank also sanctioned a loan of ₹750 crore to RKW Developers Private Limited, a DHFL group company with Dheeraj Wadhawan as its director, for its Bandra reclamation project,” the officials said.

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“The amount was transferred by RKW Developers to DHFL without investing anything in the project for which it was sanctioned,” they added.

In return for these Yes Bank funds, Wadhawan allegedly invested ₹600 crore in DoIt Urban Ventures (India) Pvt Ltd, which the CBI alleges to be a bribe to Kapoor for the bank’s investments.

DHFL is alleged to have siphoned off ₹31,000 crore of the total bank loans of ₹97,000 crore using a web of multiple shell companies.

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