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CBI registers biggest banking fraud in the country

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CBI registers biggest banking fraud in the country


The biggest scam in banking history has come to light in Gujarat. On the complaint of State Bank of India (SBI), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR against 8 people including ABG Shipyard and its then Chairman and Managing Director for cheating 28 banks to the tune of Rs 22,842 crore.

ABG Shipyard Company is engaged in the construction and repair of ships. Its shipyards are located at Dahej and Surat in Gujarat. According to the FIR, this scam is from April 2012 to July 2017. This scam can be called the biggest scam ever in banking fraud because it is bigger scam than Nirav Modi.

ICICI Bank duped of Rs 7089 crore 

According to the complaint of SBI’s DGM, the company has dues worth Rs 7089 crore to ICICI Bank, Rs 3634 crore to IDBI Bank, Rs 2468 crore to SBI, Rs 1614 crore to Bank of Baroda, Rs 1244 crore to Punjab National Bank, 1228 to Indian Overseas Bank. crores and 136 crores to LIC.

According to the CBI FIR, the names of two major companies involved in the fraud are ABG Shipyard and ABG International Private Limited. Both the companies belong to the same group. It is alleged that fraudulent money from banks was also sent abroad and many properties were bought. Money was sent from one company to another, flouting all the rules and regulations.

The first complaint happened three years ago

The bank had first filed the complaint on November 8, 2019, on which the CBI had sought some clarifications on March 12, 2020. The…

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