New Delhi:27/1:(odiannews):Sudhanshu Dhar Mishra, the Superintendent of Police rank officer of Banking and Securities Fraud Cell (BSFC), New Delhi unit was transferred and replaced with Biswajit Das on the day FIR was filed naming Kochhar as an accused.
Sources in the agency maintain that the information about raids at the offices and premises related to Videocon Group and NuPower Renewables Pvt Ltd. was leaked and that is why Mishra was transferred and a new officer was appointed.
"Shudhanshu Dar, the officer, then SP, BSFC who registered FIR in Chanda Kochhar case was "strongly suspected" for leaking info regarding the searches which was being planned. Hence he was transferred out on January 23. Detailed enquiry has been ordered, role of others also being looked," said an officer of CBI.
CBI maintains that the former CEO and MD of ICICI Bank, Chanda Kochhar got "illegal gratification" through her husband from Videocon Group/Venugopal Dhoot for sanctioning the loan. According to the agency, Videocon was given loans after Chanda Kochhar took charge as MD-CEO of ICICI Bank on May 1, 2009. She herself was in a sanctioning committee which approved a loan of Rs 300 crores to Videocon International Electronics Ltd (VIEL) & Rs 750 crore to Videocon Industries Ltd (VIL).