Rotomac owner case: Court grants one-day transit remand to CBI


FIR against Rotomac pen promoter Vikram Kothari in Rs 800 crore bank fraud

FIR against Rotomac pen promoter Vikram Kothari in Rs 800 crore bank fraud

A Delhi court today granted the CBI’s plea for one-day transit remand for Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul to produce them before a Lucknow court in connection with a Rs 3,695-crore loan default case.

The duo was produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal and the agency sought two-day transit remand from the court to take them to Lucknow.

The court allowed a day’s transit remand for both the accused, who were arrested yesterday for alleged default on loan repayment.

A consortium of seven banks had extended loans worth Rs 2,919 crore to Rotomac Global Pvt Limited 2008 onwards, according to a CBI FIR.

The amount swelled to Rs 3,695 crore, including the accrued interest, because of repeated defaults on payment, the agency has claimed.

The CBI initiated the action on the complaint of Bank of Baroda, a member of the consortium led by Bank of India, which had approached the agency fearing that Kothari may flee the country like Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi.

The principal exposure of the banks regarding the loan is Bank of India Rs 754.77 crore, Bank of Baroda Rs 456.63 crore, Overseas Bank of India Rs 771.07 crore, Union Bank of India Rs 458.95 crore, Allahabad Bank Rs 330.68 crore, Bank of Maharashtra 49.82 crore and Oriental Bank of Commerce Rs 97.47 crore, the agency has said.

The CBI had filed the case against Vikram, his wife Sadhana and Rahul, and unidentified bank officials.

(With inputs from PTI)