CBI issues lookout notice against Chanda Kochhar


New Delhi:The CBI has issued lookout notices against former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak and MD of the Videocon Group Venugopal Dhoot, officials said here Friday.

The move was taken nearly a week after a case was registered against Chanda Kocchar, Deepak and Dhoot, they said.

The move is to ensure that none of the accused in the case related to alleged corruption in clearing loans worth Rs 1,875 crore to the Videocon Group, they said.

A lookout notice is an intimation to immigration authorities at all the ports of exit to intimate the investigation agency incase the accused tries to leave the country. The immigration authorities may also detain the person if requested by the agency.

The Central Bureau of Investigation had to cut a sorry figure after its dilution of lookout circular against liquor baron Vijay Mallya led to his escape to the UK in 2016.

No summons have been issued against Chanda Kochhar to record her statement so far, the officials said.

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