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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani in connection with with its money laundering probe against Yes Bank promoter Rana Kapoor and others, officials said.
ED said Ambani has been asked to depose at the Enforcement Directorate office in Mumbai on Monday as his group companies are one among the big entities whose loans went bad after borrowing from the crisis-hit bank.
It is understood that Ambani has sought exemption on health grounds from the agency and he may be issued a new date.
Ambani’s group companies are stated to have taken loans of about Rs 12,800 crore from the bank that turned NPA.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said in a March 6 press conference that the Anil Ambani Group, Essel, ILFS, DHFL and Vodafone were among the stressed corporates Yes Bank had exposure to.
Officials said promoters of all the big companies who had taken large loans from the beleaguered bank which later turned bad, are being summoned for questioning in the case to take investigation forward.
Ambani’s statement will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) upon deposition, they said.