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India's top female banker resigns amid loan investigation

ICICI Bank's Kochhar was questioned over controversy related to husband

Chanda Kochhar attends a news conference in March. She later went on indefinite leave as CEO of ICICI Bank, one of India's largest private lenders.   © Chanda Kochhar

MUMBAI -- The head of one of India's largest private-sector banks and a prominent woman in the country's financial sector has stepped down after nearly 10 years at the helm, amid an ongoing investigation into an alleged conflict of interest involving a corporate loan.

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