Mint's Kochar exclusive denied

IN Media Watch Briefs | 01/06/2018

This Mint exclusive on June 1 about Chanda Kochar being asked to go on indefinite leave until the probe on her announced by the bank is over, has been denied by the ICICI board. The Mint report said the decision was taken on advice of a majority of the 7 independent directors on ICICI Bank board. The scoop was based on a single source, going by the paper's report on Friday morning.                     

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