PMO Directs Finance Ministry To Take Action Against Kotak Mahindra Bank MD And CEO
PMO has asked Secretary, Department of Financial Services (Banking Division) to take appropriate action into the allegations of criminal conspiracy and illegal activities.
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The Prime Minister office has directed The Finance Ministry of India to look into a complaint of Dr Santosh Kumar Bagla a business family from Mumbai against the Kotak Mahindra Bank MD and CEO Uday Kotak and other senior officials for alleged conspiracy, fraud and forgery.
On the complaints filed by them earlier this month, the PMO has asked Secretary, Department of Financial Services (Banking Division) to take appropriate action into the allegations of criminal conspiracy and illegal activities. Bagla family has also written to the President’s Office, and the Union Home Ministry demanding a CBI probe against the Kotak Mahindra Bank MD and CEO Uday Kotak and other senior officials. They have also approached Union Home Ministry for penal action against six police personnel then posted in Barakhamba Road police station for their alleged connivance with the Kotak Mahindra Bank officials by acting in an unfair and biased manner for the arrest of Bhupendra Bagla in complete contravention of legal procedures.
According to Dr Bagla, the Kotak Mahindra Bank’s top management entered into a criminal conspiracy with one Virendra Kumar Sharma who had leased his property to one Company M/s Cogent EMR Solutions Limited for long lease Later, Kotak Mahindra Bank committed a loan fraud along with Virendra Kumar in which his son Bhupendra was falsely implicated. Bhupendra was later arrested in the false and frivolous case despite having anticipatory bail. The Magistrate on his arrest issued a notice to Regional Manager of Kotak to clarify about the loan was given as unsecured Loan or Secured Loan the next day the Advocates of Kotak Mahindra appeared and confirmed that the loan of 50 lacs was given as ' Unsecured '. And to the Company Cogent Ventures (India) Limited and not to Bhupendra Bagla. On knowing these facts the court granted the bail order and released Bhupendra Bagla immediately.
In the malafide arrest, six Delhi police officials were also involved against whom a complaint has been filed by Bhupendra Bagla. Since the Court has given clean chit and acquitted Bhupendra Bagla in December 2018 but during the long trial he faced humiliation and also a broken marriage, while his businesses also suffered huge losses, alleged Dr Santosh Kumar Bagla.
“My son was acquitted from the Court of Law. Kotak Mahindra Bank orchestrated the entire fraud and false case to grab a property which was taken on lease by one of the companies which we ran. Kotak Mahindra Bank and Virendra are directly involved in creating false and forged loan documents to implicate my son. It took my family eight long years to come out clean, but we lost prestige, business respectability and faced social humiliation, besides suffering huge monetary losses in fighting the case. I will now file a defamation suit against Kotak. I have also approached the Reserve Bank of India seeking immediate revocation of banking license of Kotak Mahindra Bank,” said Dr Bagla.