Republic Accesses Yes Bank's Bad Loans Audit Report; Board Members Also Under Scanner

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Investigative teams have stepped up their probe against the loans granted by Yes Bank to several companies. Republic TV has accessed the forensic audit report.

Written By Shawan Sen | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The investigative teams have stepped up their probe against the loans granted by Yes Bank to several companies. Republic TV has accessed the forensic audit report which indicates that bad loans of Rs 42,561 crore were granted by Yes Bank. Topping the chart of the loans is Anil Ambani-led ADAG group with Rs 12,808 crore followed by Essel group which received around Rs 8,415 crore (refer to the box for the entire list of bad loans).

ED wants to confront Rana Kapoor with his erstwhile board members

The Enforcement Directorate’s investigation reveals Rs 30,000 crore was given as loan by Yes Bank to several companies during the tenure of Rana Kapoor in Yes Bank which converted into bad debt. Around Rs 20,000 crore sanctioned have turned into NPA. The sanctioning of these loan from point of view of irregularity, quid pro quo or diversion is being investigated. ED wants to confront Rana Kapoor with his erstwhile board members.

The agency wants to confront him on loans given when he was at the helm and also wants to find out if the loans were in violations of the RBI guidelines. ED probe so far reveals that loans were extended to entities with negative credit worth and without adequate collaterals. Former CEO Ravneet Gill has told the agency that Kapoor used to influence the board even after his exit from the company in 2018

A top Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) source revealed that the board members are also under the scanner. One of the erstwhile board members was trying very hard to bring back Rana Kapoor into the bank fold even after his exit. The board member, an accused in the Aircel Maxis case, himself had to step down after he was named as an accused by CBI. He along with other board members will be called in for questioning.

Meanwhile, the ED has identified seven properties in Mumbai which they suspect was bought by Rana Kapoor and his family members from the proceeds of crime. The investigation has also revealed that Rana Kapoor invested a huge amount in properties abroad. ED has found that Rana Kapoor has invested around 20.66 million pounds in a hotel in New York, around 30 million pounds in a hotel in London and two apartments in London.

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Update: IndiaBulls has responded to Republic's newsbreak, issuing the following statement:

"We wish to inform that Yes Bank owes to Indiabulls Housing Finance Rs. 662 cr via AT-1 Bonds. The investments in AT-1 bonds of Yes Bank were made in 2017, as a part of its treasury management of over
Rs. 20,000 crores of cash and when Bank was worth over $10 billion in value. Indiabulls Housing Finance has no term loans outstanding from Yes Bank. Sameer Gehlaut, promoter of Indiabulls Housing Finance or any of his companies or any of his family member companies have no loans outstanding from Yes Bank." 

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