CBI files FIR against Rotomac promoter for Rs 800 cr bank fraud

PTI New Delhi | Updated on February 19, 2018 Published on February 19, 2018

Vikram Kothari, Chairman, Rotomac Global Private Ltd

The CBI has registered an FIR against Rotomac pen promoter Vikram Kothari on the basis of a complaint from Bank of Baroda for allegedly swindling over Rs 800 crore, officials said here today. The agency is searching his residence and offices in Kanpur from early in the morning, they said.

There were no arrests in the case yet, CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal categorically said. He said Kothari, his wife and his son are being examined by the CBI, which is conducting the searches.

This is the second major financial scam to break out after the sensational Rs 11,400 crore fraud allegedly committed by billionaire jewellery designer Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, who is a promoter of Gitanjali group of companies. Both fled the country before the Punjab National Bank realised the depth of the alleged crime.

Published on February 19, 2018
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