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Yes Bank-DHFL scam: CBI searches premises of prominent realtors in Mumbai, Pune

The CBI has been probing Yes Bank's former co-founder Rana Kapoor and DHFL since March 2020.

Abhay Parashar Reported by: Abhay Parashar @abhayparashar New Delhi Updated on: April 30, 2022 14:33 IST
Yes Bank DHFL scam, cbi raids, Mumbai,  Avinash Bhosale, Shahid Balwa
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CBI raids in Mumbai, Pune over Yes Bank-DHFL scam

Highlights

  • CBI conducted massive raids at eight premises in Mumbai and Pune in DHFL-Yes Bank case
  • Premises belong to Avinash Bhosale and Shahid Balwa, who was named in 2G scam and later acquitted
  • Radius Developers owe over Rs 3,000 crore to DHFL. It had taken loan to finance a project in Mumbai

Yes Bank-DHFL scam: The CBI on Saturday began searches at the premises of some prominent builders, including Ashwini Bhonsale, Shahid Balwa and Vinod Goenka, at eight locations in Mumbai and Pune in connection with the DHFL-Yes Bank corruption case. The CBI suspects that their companies were used to channel alleged illicit money in the Yes Bank-DHFL loan case. Balwa and Goenka had earlier been arraigned as accused by the CBI in the 2G spectrum case but were acquitted by a special court in 2018. The CBI has now knocked on their doors in a 2020 corruption case against Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor, Kapil Wadhawan of DHFL and others.

The CBI has recently arrested Sanjay Chhabria of Radius Developers in the case. The agency has alleged that Kapoor entered into a criminal conspiracy with Wadhawan for extending financial assistance to DHFL though Yes Bank in return for substantial undue benefits to himself and his family members through companies held by them, they said. According to the CBI FIR, the scam started taking shape between April and June 2018 when Yes Bank invested Rs 3,700 crore in short-term debentures of DHFL. In return, Wadhawan allegedly "paid kickback of Rs 600 crore" to Kapoor and his family members in the form of loan to DoIT Urban Ventures (India) Pvt Ltd, they said.

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Kapoor's daughters -- Roshini, Radha and Rakhee -- are 100 per cent shareholders of DoIT Urban Ventures through Mogran Credits Pvt Ltd, it alleged. The loan of Rs 600 crore was sanctioned by DHFL to DoIT Urban Ventures (India) Pvt Ltd on the basis of mortgage of sub-standard properties having very meagre value and by considering its future conversion from agricultural land to residential land, the agency has alleged. It was further found that DHFL had not redeemed the amount of Rs 3,700 crore invested by Yes Bank in its debentures till date. In addition, Yes Bank also sanctioned a loan of Rs 750 crore to RKW Developers Pvt Ltd whose Director is Dheeraj Wadhawan and which is a DHFL group company for its Bandra reclamation project, which was transferred by it to DHFL without any investment in the project for which it was sanctioned. "Rana Kapoor obtained undue pecuniary advantage from DHFL in the matter of investment in the debentures of DHFL by Yes Bank, through the companies held by his wife and daughters," the FIR alleged. The Enforcement Directorate is also investigating the case. 

(With Inputs from Rajeev Singh) 

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