23/02/2018 9:37 AM IST | Updated 23/02/2018 9:38 AM IST

CBI Arrests Owner Of Pen Maker Rotomac In Bank Probe

The CBI is probing wrongdoing in the banking sector.

Erika Kyte
Handcuffed Prisoner

NEW DELHI - The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing wrongdoing in the banking sector arrested the owner of pen maker Rotomac Global and his son on Thursday, a spokesman said.

CBI arrested the men, both directors of Rotomac Global Pvt Ltd, in an ongoing investigation into allegations they had cheated a consortium of banks, the spokesman of the agency said.

On Monday, the CBI registered the case against them and officials at various banks in connection with an alleged 29 billion rupees ($450 million) loan, after a complaint from state run Bank of Baroda.

The arrests come as police and government agencies are investigating a $1.8 billion loan fraud at Punjab National Bank, the biggest fraud in India's banking history.