The CBI has booked Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor for allegedly obtaining Rs 307 crore bribe in the purchase of a Lutyen’s zone bungalow from a realty firm to go easy on around Rs 1,900 crore bank loans to the seller’s group companies, officials said .
In report by news agency PTI, Besides Kapoor, the CBI has also booked his wife Bindu, her company Bliss Abode Pvt Ltd as well as Avantha Realty Ltd and Gautam Thapar the promoter of Avantha Group, which sold the bungalow, the officials said.
The CBI carried out searches at the residence of Kapoor, former MD and CEO of Yes Bank and his wife Bindu in Mumbai, and offices of Bliss Abode Pvt Ltd, Thapar and Avantha group companies and Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd in New Delhi and NCR, they said.
In a statement, Indiabulls Housing Finance, however, said no raid of the CBI has happened on Indiabulls group or at any of its offices.
“CBI raids have happened on Yes Bank/Rana Kapoor who have their offices in Indiabulls Finance Centre in the capacity of a tenant,” company secretary Amit Jain said.
When asked, CBI officials maintained that searches took place at Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd office in New Delhi.