Chanda Kochhar quits ICICI bank

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04 Oct 2018

ICICI Bank Managing Director Chanda Kochhar quits with immediate effect

ICICI MD &CEO Chanda Kochhar quit on Thursday after the board accepted her early resignation plea. She will leave the bank with immediate effect.

Notably, Sandeep Bakhshi has been appointed as MD and CEO for 5 years.

As soon as Kochhar's resignation was accepted, ICICI Bank shares saw a sharp surge.

In the last few months, Kochhar's name has been dragged into corruption charges.

ICICI Bank confirms Kochhar's tenure has ended

Confirming her exit, ICICI Bank said in a statement, "The board accepted this request with immediate effect. The enquiry instituted by the board will remain unaffected by this and certain benefits will be subject to the outcome of the enquiry."

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Corruption charges tainted Kochhar's tenure recently

Corruption charges tainted Kochhar's tenure recently

In March, reports emerged that relatives of Kochhar and Videocon's Venugopal Dhoot were allegedly involved in several illegal transactions since 2001.

Apparently, Venugopal gave Deepak, Chanda's husband, a lucrative business deal in exchange for Rs. 3,250 crore loan he got from ICICI Bank in 2012, among other illegalities.

Videocon also allegedly pumped money into NuPower Renewables, owned by Deepak, in lieu of benefits.

Investigation

After case came to light, several agencies launched investigation

The matter is being probed by the CBI, which has already registered a preliminary enquiry against Deepak, among others. In April, the Bureau extensively questioned Chanda's brother-in-law Rajiv.

SEBI has served her a notice over the alleged illegal dealings between ICICI with Videocon and NuPower.

Banking regulator RBI and the corporate affairs ministry are also looking into it.

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