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PNB fraud: Bank's ex-internal chief auditor sent to CBI custody till March 14

The premier investigative agency had arrested Mishra yesterday, who was responsible for concurrent audit for the period 2011-2015 at PNB Brady House branch.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Mumbai [ Updated: March 02, 2018 15:39 IST ]
PNB fraud: Internal chief auditor sent to CBI custody till
PNB fraud: Internal chief auditor sent to CBI custody till March 14

Punjab National Bank’s (PNB) Internal Chief Auditor (Retd) Bishnubrata Mishra was sent to the CBI custody till March 14 by a court in Mumbai. 

The premier investigative agency had arrested Mishra yesterday, who was responsible for concurrent audit for the period 2011-2015 at PNB Brady House branch.

Mishra was responsible for auditing the procedures and practices followed in the PNB branch and report them. 

Yesterday, the CBI had also recovered documents related to Letter of Undertaking from a 'chawl' in Wadala, a central Mumbai suburb as it continued its searches in connection with the USD 2 billion fraud. 

Officials said 13 more people were questioned on Thursday in addition to the questioning of those who are in CBI custody. 

Earlier, billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi had refused to join the probe citing his business engagements. 

The CBI made first arrest of an auditor of the bank when its internal chief auditor MK Sharma-- a chief manager-ranked official-- was picked up by the agency. Sharma, a scale-IV officer, was responsible for auditing the systems and practices of the bank's Brady House branch--from Letters of Undertakings (LoUs) were issued-- and report the deficiencies with zonal audit office.

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