RBI imposes monetary pelty on Industrial Cooperative Bank

GUWAHATI, June 24: The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a monetary pelty of Rs 5 lakh  on The Industrial Cooperative Bank Ltd., Guwahati for violating guidelines regarding the Know Your Customer norms, cash transactions and Prevention of Money Laundering Act. “In exercise of the powers vested in it under the provisions of Section 47A(1)(b) read with Section 46(4) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (As Applicable to Cooperative Societies), for violation of the provisions of para 4 (i) of circular UBD.DS.PCB.No.17/13.01.00/2002-03 dated September 18, 2002 on Guidelines on Know Your Customers Norms and Cash Transactions read with para 1.7 of the Annex to Cir. No. UBD.21/12.05.00/93-94 dated September 21, 1993 and para 6 of circular UBD.BPD.No. 38/09.16.100/2005-06 dated March 21, 2006 on ‘Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002-Obligation of Banks in terms of rules notified thereunder-UCBs”,  the Reserve Bank of India had issued a show cause notice to the bank, in response to which the bank submitted a written reply.  After considering the facts of the case and the bank’s reply in the matter, the Reserve Bank came to the conclusion that the violations were substantiated and warranted imposition of pelty. This was stated in a press release.