ICICI Bank files FIR with EOW in Mumbai

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Mumbai, Oct 13: ICICI Bank, the country's second largest private sector bank, has filed a first information report (FIR) with Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of the city police against some marketmen for allegedly making and spreading false and baseless rumours.

The Bank spokesperson told the sources ''We have lodged a complaint with EOW without naming the person(s), who were allegedly indulging in sending false SMS and e-mail to their client.'' He further said ''we have given all details including mobile number from which SMS was sent and e-mail ID to the police. '' The SMS contains ''Kindly withdraw all your deposits and cash in the account with ICICI Bank as it has rushed to Reseve Bank of India for insolvency.'' While, the e-mail stated that the director of ICICI Bank has sold shares, the bank has become bankrupt and it is suffering huge losses, the spokesperson revealed.

The bank has stated in the complaint that a certain modus operandi is working against the bank by way of criminal conspiracy to gain wrongful benefit, by damaging the reputation of the bank with their culpable actions and omission by circulating false and baseless SMS and sending e-mail, sources said.

It has created panic amongst the bank's depositors and investors, who have started withdrawing deposits and selling their shares of the bank, they added.

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