New Delhi, February 23: Twelve more bank accounts of the Rotomac group have been attached by the Income Tax Department. Six prosecution complaints for tax evasion have been filed, officials said on Friday.
Earlier, 14 bank accounts of the Rotomac group were attached.
Earlier in the day, a Delhi court allowed one-day transit remand to the Central Bureau of Investigation to take Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul to Lucknow to produce them before a court in connection with a Rs 3,695-crore loan default case, saying their presence in Uttar Pradesh was required to recover the alleged siphoned-off money.
The two accused were arrested on Thursday for alleged default on loan repayment.
A consortium of seven banks had extended loans worth Rs 2,919 crore to Rotomac Global Pvt Limited 2008 onwards, according to a CBI FIR. The amount swelled to Rs 3,695 crore, including the accrued interest, because of repeated defaults on payment, it claimed.
The CBI initiated the action on the complaint of Bank of Baroda, a member of the consortium led by Bank of India, which had approached it fearing that Kothari may flee the country like diamond merchant Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi.
The principal exposure of the banks regarding the loan is Bank of India Rs 754.77 crore, Bank of Baroda Rs 456.63 crore, Overseas Bank of India Rs 771.07 crore, Union Bank of India Rs 458.95 crore, Allahabad Bank Rs 330.68 crore, Bank of Maharashtra 49.82 crore and Oriental Bank of Commerce Rs 97.47 crore, the agency has said.
The CBI had filed the case against Vikram, his wife Sadhana and Rahul, and unidentified bank officials.
With inputs from PTI