The RBI, which regulates the country’s lenders, said it had fined ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector lender, Rs 50 lakh ($78,561), while Bank of Baroda was fined Rs 25 lakh.
The banks had no immediate comment.
The RBI said its move followed a complaint over a fraud in five banks, including ICICI and Baroda but also State Bank of India, State Bank of Patiala, and Axis Bank.
The apex bank did not impose any penalty on the latter three banks but has cautioned them to ensure strict compliance of what it calls “know-your-customer” rules, it said.
($1 = 63.6450 rupees)