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ICICI Bank board under fire for giving clean chit to Chanda Kochhar

On March 28 last year, the board, led by M K Sharma, had said there was no favouritism or conflict of interest in granting loans to Videocon Industries or to any other company by the bank

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ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar

Dev Chatterjee Mumbai
The ICICI Bank’s then board, which rushed to give a clean chit to its former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Chanda Kochhar in March 2018 without any investigation, is liable and can be prosecuted for violation of various sections of the RBI, Sebi Act, whistle-blower policy, and the bank’s own code of conduct, according to corporate lawyers.

“On what basis did the ICICI Bank directors, including independent directors, give a clean chit to Kochhar? This was a clear violation of RBI and Sebi norms. With today’s report, all the then-directors are now equally liable for this connivance. This was

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 12:44 AM IST

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