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YES Bank Collapsed !! Who is next? Is it Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited?

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The Enforcement Directorate has also issued a lookout notice against Rana Kapoor, Ex-promoter & Director of YES Bank to keep him from leaving the country. ED officials are reportedly recording Kapoor’s statement in connection with DHFL scam, where the company siphoned off Rs 13,000 crore via 79 shell companies. YES Bank had extended massive loans to DHFL, which later turned bad, adding to the banks losses, reports said.

This is a serious of banking fraud in the country in which IL&FS, Dewan Housing Finance Limited and PMLC Bank are included. Now question  arises Who is next?

FIR No. 120/2019 registered against Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd and six other accused including Mr. Uday S. Kotak, MD & CEO

As reported earlier an FIR No. 0120/2019 dated 19/10/2019 has been registered at PS Barakhamba Road, New Delhi against Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd and six other accused including Mr. Uday S. Kotak, MD & CEO, for their role in a scam of forgery of documents vide order dated 14.10.2019 of MM Patiala House Courts, New Delhi who has taken view that as matter requires investigation by police, several documents are to be collected and verified and number of persons are to be examined.

After registration of the said FIR for committing fraud and forgery by Kotak Mahindra Bank and others including Uday S. Kotak and Anand Mahindra, Bagla family has also filed a complaint with the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, New Delhi, under Section 200 r/w 190 Cr. P.C. for taking cognizance of offences Committed U/s 211 (IInd Part), 499/500, 501, 502 r/w 120B/34 IPC, against Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd & others.  

In the complaint apart from one Virendra Kumar Sharma, Kotak Mahindra Bank and its Directors & Company Secretary and other officers namely Mr. Uday Suresh Kotak, Managing Director, The Regional Manager, Kotak Bank (Delhi & NCR), Mr. Anand Mahindra, Mr. Shivaji Dam, Mr.Chengalath Jayram, Dipak Gupta, Ms.Bina Chandarana, Company Secretary, Mr. Chandra Shekhar Prasad (The Then Deputy Manager, Legal),  Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Officer, Kotak Bank and CVIL Infra Limited and Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd., were made accused. 

It has been alleged in the complaint that the above named accused in connivance with the each other, falsely implicated one Bhupendra Bagla  son of Dr. Santosh Kumar Bagla (a renowned business family based at Mumbai & Delhi) in a criminal case by using forged and fabricated documents created and used by the above named accused.  

Transfer of FIR No. 120/2019 to DIU/NDD Mandir Marg, New Delhi

Further, on filing the status report on 10.12.2019 in FIR No. 120/19 U/s 420/34 IPC has been registered on 19.10.2019 and the case was entrusted to SI Sanjay Kumar P.S. Barakhamba Road, New Delhi. Thereafter, the case file was transferred to DIU/NDD, Mandir Marg and the further investigation is being taken over by SI Sanjay Kumar, DIU/NDD. 

Subsequently, DIU/NDD issued Notice U/s 91 Cr. PC to Mr. Uday Kotak  (Vice- Chairman & Managing Director), Mr. Chengalath Jayaram (Joint Managing Director), Mr. Deepak Gupta (Director) and the Concerned Officials, where he has directed all the above to produce the required documents/articles before the undersigned within three days of receipt of the said Notice.

Complaint for Malicious Prosecution and defamation by Bagla family against Kotak Mahindra Bank and others including Uday Kotak and Anand Mahindra.

After registration of an FIR for committing fraud and forgery by Kotak Mahindra Bank and others including Uday S. Kotak and Anand Mahindra, Bagla family has also filed a complaint with the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, New Delhi, under Section 200 r/w 190 Cr. P.C. for taking cognizance of offences Committed U/s 211 (IInd Part), 499/500, 501, 502 r/w 120B/34 IPC, against Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd & others.  

Direction of PMO to the Secretary, Department of Financial Services (Banking Division) in the matter of conspiracy and forging and fabricating of documents by Kotak Mahindra Bank.

Bagla family has sent a Representation / Complaint dated 14th August 2019, against the frauds, forgery and illegalities of Kotak Mahindra Bank and its officials for taking appropriate action against Mr. Uday Suresh Kotak, MD & CEO and his other associates i.e. Directors / officials of Kotak Mahindra Bank and other person involved in conspiracy of committing the offence against the Bagla family, to Hon’ble President of India, Prime Minister of India & Other Central & State Government  authorities.

The PMO had directed the Secretary, Department of Financial Services (Banking Division) for action as appropriate in the matter of complaint against Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited, its MD & CEO Mr. Uday S. Kotak and other senior officials for alleging conspiracy, fraud and forgery of some documents. [Ref: Replies dated 03/09/2019 and 04/09/2019 from PMO with Registration No. PMOPG/D/2019/0318007 & PMOPG/ D/2019/ 0320812].

Bagla family has received replies from President Office dated 23/08/2019 with Registration No. P1/E/2308190138, wherein the Complaint of the Applicants was transferred to “The Secretary, Ministry of Finance for action as appropriate”. Also, other authorities/office has issued the instruction of the Secretary of Finance to take the action in the said matter. 

New strategies of Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited to divert the issue of forgery and fabrication of documents.

As the Kotak Bank is under investigation and has to face the consequence of FIR/Complaints registered against them, therefore, after registering an FIR, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited has made a miscellaneous applications before the DRT for return of original documents filed alongwith original application bearing no. 57 of 2009. It is also interesting to note that forged and fabricated documents including one affidavit and a power of attorney both dated 24.08.2007 was filed by Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited before DRT as a Copy of the document. No original documents were filed by Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited. This is tactic of the Kotak Mahindra Bank only for delay and divert the matter

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