Rakesh Wadhawan, promoters of Housing Development Infrastructure Ltd, and Waryam Singh, EX-Chairman, PMC Bank being produced in court in Mumbai in connection with the PMC Bank case in Mumbai on Wednesday, 9th Oct, 2019.- KAMLESH PEDNEKAR.
Promoters of real estate group HDIL, Rakesh and Sarang Wadhawan, who are the prime accused in the PMC Bank
scam, have requested the RBI
and investigation agencies to sell off their assets, including a yacht, a Rolls Royce and an aircraft, to pay off the bank's dues.
The Wadhawans, in a letter to the Enforcement Directorate, the Union finance
ministry and the RBI, requested that they be allowed to sell off 18 of their attached assets. The letter was released by a spokesperson of the Wadhawans.
Will safeguard depositors’ interests: PMC brass assures RBI
Earlier in the day, the bank’s administrator and members of the advisory committee assured the RBI
governor that all efforts would be undertaken to safeguard the interests of the depositors and stakeholders. This comes at a time when a few deaths have been linked to the deposit withdrawal restrictions put on the bank accounts. Administrator J B Bhoria and his team met Governor Shaktikanta Das and other senior officials on Wednesday to apprise them of the position of the bank after relaxation of the withdrawal limit to ~40,000.
“While discussing the various operational issues, it was informed that the bank would expedite the processes of assessment of the realisability of the securities available with the bank
and the forensic audit presently underway,” according to a statement issued by the bank.
Also, a court in Mumbai extended judicial custody of former chairman of PMC Bank
Waryam Singh and HDIL promoters till October 23.