CBI unearths 339 shell companies that diverts Rs. 2,900 crore

| Updated: May 08, 2017 03:11 IST

New Delhi [India], May 7 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) during its probe in the last three years has unearthed 339 shell companies that are based in India to divert funds to the tune of Rs. 2,900 crore. The shell companies were involved in bank loan fund, fraudulent transaction, providing false invoices, routing funds, rotation funds, and fraudulent infusion of equity that extended to Rs. 2,900 crore, according to the CBI. The CBI exposed such activity during probe into various loan fraud cases involving 28 public sector banks and one private bank. The investigative agency has filed a chargesheet against borrowers, bank officials and against shell companies. The offences have been registered under the company act, apart from money laundering act, and benami transaction act. Meanwhile, the CBI has registered eight cases against the Mahua media group headed by P.K. Tiwary, Anand Tiwary and Abhishek Tiwary. The promoters had operated three shell companies and used 95 shell companies based in Kolkata for directing of illegal money to the tune of Rs. 802 crore. The agency also booked Zoom Developers Private Ltd. around seven cases have been registered against them. There have been accused for allegedly swindling 26 public sector banks of over Rs. 2,650 crore. (ANI)