IBBI bares regulatory teeth against 2 IPs for misconduct

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on December 02, 2020

Both can't take fresh assignments till exonerated of charges

In separate cases, insolvency regulator IBBI' s Disciplinary Committee has come down heavily on two Insolvency Professionals (IPs) for alleged misconduct of taking bribe to facilitate suitable procedural changes in corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP).

It has now directed Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, a professional member of the Indian Institute of Insolvency Professionals of ICAI and Arun Mohan, a Professional Member of the ICSI Institute of Insolvency Professionals to refrain from seeking any process or assignment in any capacity under IBC till they are exonerated of the bribe charges levelled against them in the matter of CIRP handled by them.

Following complaint made against Arun Mohan in the matter of CIRP of FR Tech Innovations, the Central Bureau of Investigation had arrested the IP. The IBBI had after careful examination of FIR decided to issue Show Cause Notice to Arun Mohan. Mohan had later filed a criminal writ petition before Delhi High Court against CBI praying that petitioner is not a public servant, and for quashing FIR. This matter is pending before Delhi High Court.

In the case of Sanjay Kumar Aggarwal, he was arrested for accepting illegal gratification of ₹5 lakh from a complainant. IBBI had issued Show Cause Notice on the basis of FIR filed with CBI for his role as IRP in the CIRP of Adi Ispat India Pvt Ltd. Aggarwal is also alleged to have demanded a one-time bribe of ₹20 lakh for obtaining favourable Forensic Audit/Valuation Report from his chosen forensic auditor/valuer.

Published on December 02, 2020

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