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CBI books DHFL in biggest banking fraud

The CBI has booked Dewan Housing Finance Ltd, its former CMD Kapil Wadhawan, director Dheeraj Wadhawan and others for bank fraud of Rs 34,615 crore.

Making it the biggest such case probed by the agency, officials said Wednesday.

Following the registration of case on June 20, a team of over 50 officials from the agency on Wednesday carried out coordinated searches on 12 premises in Mumbai.

Belonging to FIR-listed accused which also include Sudhakar Shetty of Amaryllis Realtors and eight other builders.

The action came on a complaint from the UBI, leader of 17-member lender consortium which had extended credit facilities to the tune of Rs 42,871 crore between 2010 and 2018.

The bank has alleged that Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan in criminal conspiracy with others misrepresented and concealed facts,

Committed criminal breach of trust and abused public funds to cheat the consortium to the tune of Rs 34,614 crore by defaulting on loan

repayments from May 2019 onwards.

The audit of DHFL account books showed that the company allegedly committed financial irregularities, diverted funds, fabricated books, round tripped funds to create assets for using public money.

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