A CVC note reveals that statutory auditors, who conducted an audit of PNB's Brady House branch, provided vague replies to the watchdog on the Rs 14,000 crore fraud.
Modi, his family, and Choksi, the promoter of Gitanjali Gems, left the country in early January, much before the CBI received a complaint from the PNB.
PNB scam: ED seeks Financial Intelligence Unit's help to probe dubious transactions by Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi
According to top sources, the Enforcement Directorate has sought Suspicious Transaction Reports related to companies owned by Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi as well as individual transactions of people associated with swindlers including Neeshal Modi, Ami Modi, Hemant Dahyalal Bhat, Aniyth Shivraman Nair and Dinesh Gopaldas Bhatia.
The jeweller plans to launch a Rs 200 crore initial public offer on 24 April, and has fixed the price band of each share at Rs 120-126. It plans to offer 1.67 crore shares, equivalent to 25 percent of the post-issue paid-up capital of the company.