NEW DELHI: Chanda Kochhar, former CEO of ICICI Bank, has resigned as chairperson of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara days after the Enforcement Directorate attached properties belonging to her and her husband Deepak Kochhar in connection with a money laundering case. “Chanda Kochhar has resigned. We will be processing it and move as per the laid down procedure to appoint the IIIT’s new chairperson,” a senior human resource development ministry official told ET. Kochhar had sent in her resignation to the ministry on Tuesday, people aware of the development said. ED had earlier this month attached the Kochhars’ assets valued at Rs 78 crore, including a Mumbai flat in the name of Deepak Kochhar’s wind energy firm Nupower Renewables. The ED move was based on a CBI investigation into allegations of quid pro quo for sanctioning loans of Rs 1,875 crore to Videocon Group companies by ICICI Bank during Chanda Kochhar’s tenure. … [Read more...] about Chanda Kochhar steps down as chairperson of Vadodara IIIT
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