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Syndicate Bank chairman Sudhir Kumar Jain sacked

Sudhir Kumar Jain was arrested last month by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on charges of taking bribes to sanction a loan to Bhushan Steel.

twitter-logo IANS   New Delhi     Last Updated: September 23, 2014  | 15:51 IST
Former Syndicate Bank MD Sudhir Kumar Jain
Former Syndicate Bank MD Sudhir Kumar Jain

State-owned Syndicate Bank on Tuesday terminated the services of its suspended chairman and managing director Sudhir Kumar Jain with immediate effect, a day after a court in Delhi extended his police custody till September 23.

"Syndicate Bank has informed the Exchange that the central government (vide their letter dated 22.09.2014), in terms of Sub-Clause (1A) of Clause 8 of the Nationalised Banks (Management and Miscellaneous Provisions) Scheme, 1970/1980 has terminated the term of office of Shri Sudhir Kumar Jain as Chairman and Managing Director of the Bank with immediate effect," the bank said in a notice to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

Jain was arrested last month by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on charges of taking bribes to sanction a loan to Bhushan Steel, as also of enhancing the credit limits of some other companies in violation of procedures.

Along with the sacked bank chairman, 11 others including the CMD and directors of Bhushan Steel and Prakash Industries have been booked by the CBI under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and criminal conspiracy.

 

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