PNB scam: CBI continues questioning bank's officers, says it is trying to understand how crime was detected

The CBI has examined PNB's executive director KV Brahmaji Rao for the second day on Sunday in connection with the Rs 11,400 crore PNB scam.

PTI February 25, 2018 16:51:15 IST
PNB scam: CBI continues questioning bank's officers, says it is trying to understand how crime was detected

New Delhi: The CBI has examined Punjab National Bank's executive director KV Brahmaji Rao for the second day on Sunday in connection with the Rs 11,400 crore PNB scam allegedly involving jewellers Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, officials said.

Rao, who started his career in banking 35 years ago as a probationary officer in Vijaya Bank, handled the Mumbai zone, among others, in the bank where the crime was allegedly detected, they said.

PNB scam CBI continues questioning banks officers says it is trying to understand how crime was detected

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The officials said several other officers of the bank were being questioned by the agency as well. They said the examination was focused on understanding how the crime was detected by the bank and other procedural issues and their violations. They were not being treated as accused, the officials said.

It was alleged that fraudulent guarantees worth Rs 11,400 crore were issued to Modi and Choksi through 293 Letters of Undertakings.

According to the website of the PNB, Rao is in-charge of the integrated risk management division, credit (operations), monitoring of accounts with exposure of above Rs 50 crore, including stock audit and Portfolio Management Service (PMS), industrial rehabilitation and action taken on borrowal frauds reported from Mumbai, where the alleged fraud took place.

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