CBI books HDIL promoters Wadhawans, others for Rs 200-crore mortgage fraud in Sure Financial institution: Officers : The Tribune India

2020/10 09 17:10

New Delhi, October 9

The CBI has booked HDIL promoters Rakesh Wadhawan and Sarang Wadhawan, together with former PMC Financial institution chairman Waryam Singh and different administrators of the agency, in an alleged Rs 200-crore mortgage fraud in Sure Financial institution involving Mack Star firm, officers mentioned Friday.

It’s alleged that loans taken for Mack Star had been transferred to settle HDIL liabilities to Sure Financial institution with out intimation to its majority stakeholder and investor Ocean Deity Funding Holdings Ltd (ODIL) in a conspiracy orchestrated by the HDIL promoters, administrators and auditors.

Sources within the company mentioned the function of former Sure Financial institution promoter Rana Kapoor and different senior executives of the financial institution, not named as accused within the FIR, is prone to come underneath scanner within the case.

After registering the case, the CBI on Friday searched the residences of Rakesh Wadhawan and his son Sarang and former PMC Financial institution chairman Singh in Mumbai, they mentioned.

The company additionally carried out searches at 9 different premises in Mumbai, together with two workplaces of HDIL, auditor firm Ashok Jayesh and residences of different HDIL Administrators Lakhminder Dayal Singh, Amanpreet Singh and Senior Vice President Venkatawardhan N Iyenger, all named accused within the FIR, they mentioned.

Sarang Wadhawan had reportedly denied any wrongdoing within the transactions.

The CBI which obtained the knowledge via “dependable sources” alleging that Mack Star had developed an workplace constructing Kaledonia in Mumbai value Rs 1,000 crore—Rs 900 crore spent on land and remaining Rs 100 crore in direction of development.                 

Investor Ocean Deity Funding Holdings Ltd (ODIL) had 78.9 per cent stake in Mack Star. Former Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Financial institution chairman Singh and HDIL held remaining 21.1 per cent shares in Mack Star.

The funding of Rs 1,000 crore within the constructing was largely performed by ODIL, the FIR mentioned.

Since HDIL had expertise in creating actual property, its promoters Rakesh Wadhawan and Sarang Wadhawan had been appointed as Administrators in Mack Star.    

Different administrators of HDIL termed “Wadhawans Administrators”—Lakhminder Dayal Singh, Amanpreet Singh, Venkatavarathan N Iyengar—additionally discovered place as Administrators in Mack Star together with Waryam Singh, whereas ODIL performed a passive function within the administration of the corporate.

After taking day-to-day management of Mack Star, the Wadhawans additionally operated financial institution accounts of the corporate—a typical apply in three way partnership between overseas and home entities—the CBI FIR mentioned.

Article of Affiliation prevented Mack Star from promoting property, taking loans, creating mortgages or coming into into contracts over Rs 20 lakh.

The promoters of HDIL, which was in extreme monetary stress, allegedly took benefit of their administration management to take six loans value over Rs 200 crore from Sure Financial institution throughout 2011-16 in violation of Article of Affiliation situations, the CBI alleged.

Many of the mortgage quantities had been used to discharge liabilities of HDIL Group and the Wadhawans to Sure Financial institution, it alleged.

Whereas the corporate was disbursed mortgage of Rs 200.three crore, solely Rs 138 crore was credited into its present account and the remaining was straight transferred for settlement of HDIL liabilities to the financial institution, it alleged.

Over Rs 135 crore obtained by Mack Star was additionally transferred to accounts of HDIL and its group firms on the identical dates of disbursement, it alleged.

HDIL and its group firms used Rs 96 crore to discharge their liabilities to Sure Financial institution.

It was all allegedly performed retaining ODIL, the bulk stakeholder, in darkish by colluding with the audit agency, Ashok Jayesh and Associates, whose senior accomplice was a director in HDIL and near the Wadhawans and had misappropriated two workplaces owned by Mack Star, the company mentioned.

The loans of Rs 140 crore had been ostensibly sanctioned to Mack Star for modification, renovation and refurbishment of Kaledonia which was a brand new constructing having development value of Rs 100 crore making such a lending fictitious, the CBI mentioned.

Sure Financial institution too sanctioned the loans with out fulfilling key situation which required approval from majority stakeholder ODIL, it alleged.

“Unidentified officers of Sure Financial institution intentionally prevented alerting the investor ODIL about these fraudulent loans and disbursed them,” an official mentioned, citing the FIR.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR alleged that total round movement of transactions occurred inside Sure Financial institution system and accused administrators of HDIL and Mack Star and auditors misappropriated the funds to their benefit inflicting a loss to the financial institution. PTI

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