TN: ED raids 9 places in Rs. 90cr bank fraud
Searches are being conducted at Virudhunagar, Madurai, and Coimbatore in connection with its probe involving Indhumathi Refineries Pvt Ltd (IRPL).
A criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) has been filed.
ED raids residential and business premises linked to R Shenbagan
The company, IRPL, is managed by R Shenbagan and others. Residential and business premises linked to him are being raided, officials said.
"IRPL was enjoying cash credit facilities, Letter of Credit (LOC) facilities and term loan from State Bank of India's overseas branch in Chennai," they said.
The ED has filed its PMLA case against the firm based on a CBI FIR.
Indhumathi Refineries caused a loss of Rs. 90cr to SBI
"It (IRPL) had availed a total of 46 LOCs from the SBI which were issued against bogus firms/fake invoices for a value of around Rs. 87.36 crore," ED said.
"The amount was devolved on the bank later due to insufficient funds in their account and also diverted the business proceeds which resulted into pecuniary loss of around Rs. 90 crore to SBI," it added.
State Bank of India (SBI)