The bank has been accused of nepotism and quid pro quo in extending credit to the Videocon group and its associate, NuPower Renewables.
On Wednesday, the ICICI Bank board had come out in support of its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chanda Kochhar, denying reports of her favouring Videocon and NuPower Renewables, whose founder and CEO is Kochhar’s husband.
The bank also clarified that none of NuPower Renewables’s investors were borrowers of ICICI Bank.
Videocon Chairman Dhoot said, “The Videocon group has not given any loan to any company or individual related to Kochhar. We exited investments in NuPower within 20 days in January 2009. We also sold our shares in Supreme Energy in 2010.”
He added since then Videocon had no links with the two companies. “We have not received any communication from any government investigating agencies with regard to these transactions. ICICI Bank has also not asked any questions,” he said, adding Videocon’s investment in NuPower Renewables was only about Rs 50,000.