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ED arrests Ratul Puri in Rs 354 cr bank fraud case
ED arrests Ratul Puri in Rs 354 cr bank fraud case

New Delhi, Aug 21 (TIWN) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday arrested Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's nephew Ratul Puri, the former Executive Director of Moser Baer, in connection with a Rs 354-crore bank fraud case filed by Central Bank of India, an agency official said.

The ED initiated an investigation in this case on Monday.  Ratul Puri had interim protection from arrest by the Delhi High Court in the AgustaWestland case till Tuesday. A non-bailable warrant against Ratul Puri was already issued by a Delhi court in connection with AgustaWestland scam, which the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing.  According to the FIR, a case of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy has been lodged against Moser Baer India Limited, then executive director Ratul Puri, managing director Deepak Puri, full-time director Nita Puri, director Sanjay Jain, director Vineet Sharma, unknown public servants and unknown persons.  According to CBI, on August 16, a complaint was received from the Central Bank of India for cheating the bank to the tune of Rs 354.51 crore.  Moser Baer was involved in the manufacture of optical storage media like compact discs, DVDs, solid state storage devices. The company was taking loans from various banks since 2009 and went for debt restructuring a number of times, the Central Bank of India has claimed in the complaint filed with CBI.

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