IndusInd Bank says it has no credit exposure to the entities being investigated
The FIR, dated July 9, was filed with the Chennai CCB-1 Police Station.
Private sector lender IndusInd Bank said on Wednesday that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against certain entities, including some employees of the bank, over alleged financial irregularities.
The Chennai Zonal Office of the ED had been investigating certain entities for alleged irregularities with regard to remittances for import transactions carried out from 2011 to 2014, IndusInd Bank said.
“The bank had suo moto filed Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) with the regulatory authorities during the relevant period for many of these entities. The bank had also filed complaints with the police authorities in 2015 against some of the unscrupulous entities,” the private lender said.
The matter had been scrutinised by the Reserve Bank of India in October 2015 and a penalty had been imposed on the lender, IndusInd Bank said. It added that many of the employees concerned had already left the bank.
“The Bank continues to extend full cooperation and assistance to the Law Enforcement Agencies and is duty bound to take appropriate action against any of the named employees if found to have deliberately facilitated/abetted the conduct of any illegitimate transaction,” IndusInd Bank said.