The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Vikram Kothari, Owner of Rotomac Pens and his son Rahul for allegedly cheating seven Public Sector Banks of Rs 3,695 crore.
According to CBI, Rotomac forged a group of 7 banks by drawing bank loans of Rs 2,919 crore, excluding interest.
The agency is questioning Kothari for the past few days, regarding the loans he had taken and defaults associated to it.
CBI sources informed that the accused were arrested after three days of continual interrogation as they refused to reveal the modus operandi used for duping the bank and what they did with money they
Vikram Kothari was cooperating for past few days and he was not disclosing the details of the companies and trace of duped Rs 2,919 crore he took from the banks, said an official.
Bank of Baroda on Sunday filed a criminal complaint regarding Rotomac’s case, alleging that Rs 2,919 crore was pulled off by the Kotharis using unethical ways and the consolidated amount of duped sum has reached Rs 3,695 crore.
Reportedly a group of seven banks led by Bank of India gave him loans 2008 onwards. Other banks who were a part of this consortium Indian Overseas Bank, Union Bank of India, Allahabad Bank, Bank of Maharashtra and Oriental Bank of Commerce.