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Yashovardhan Birla declared willful defaulter by UCO Bank

Mumbai, June 16: Kolkata-based lender UCO Bank declared Yashovardhan Birla, the Director of Birla Surya Ltd, a wilful defaulter over non-repayment of Rs 67.65 crore.

The bank in a public notice said the company had a credit limit of Rs 100 crore, of which Rs 67 crore plus interest was due. In 2013, the loan was classified as a non-performing asset.

Yashovardhan Birla is also the Chairman of the Yash Birla Group.

In a public notice which also carried a photo of Yashovardhan Birla, UCO Bank said the account was declared a non-performing asset (NPA) on June 3, 2019.

“The Birla Surya Limited was sanctioned with credit limit of Rs 100 crore only with fund-based facilities for the purpose of manufacturing multi crystalline solar photovoltaic cells from our flagship corporate branch, Mafatlal Centre, Nariman Point, Mumbai. The present balance outstanding is Rs 67.65 crore plus unapplied interest from the date on NPA,” the notice said.

The bank further said that the borrower didn’t repay the dues despite several notices served by the Kolkata-based lender.

Interestingly, UCO Bank was founded in 1943 under the aegis of industrialist G.D. Birla, the brother of Yashovardhan Birla’s great grandfather Rameshwar Das Birla.

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