As Politics heats up over PNB scam; CBI FIR may provide clues to tenure of scam
Even as politics heats up over Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam and under whose tenure it may have happened, the Central Bureau of Investigation has registered FIR states that the scam happened between 2017 and 2018.
This is in sharp contrast to the ruling BJP claims that the scam may have commenced way back from year 2011 when Congress led government was in power.
It need be mentioned however that the four Punjab National Bank officials who have been questioned so far are all those who served during this period.
According to reports, those who have been questioned so far include Bechu Tiwari, the Chief Manager of Nariman Point branch from February 2015 to October 2017 besides Sanjay Kumar Prasad, the Deputy General Manager who was the Assistant General Manager at Braddy House branch between May 2016 and October 2017. Also Mohinder kumar Sharma, the Concurrent Auditor from November 2015 to July 2017, and Manoj Karat who was a Single Window Operator from November 2014 to December 2017 have been grilled by the central probe agency.
CBI has now registered two FIRs in the PNB scam. Searches were conducted at 26 different premises related to Mehul Choksi, Gitanjali Group of companies and other directors of the companies.
The fresh FIR involves 143 Letters of Understanding (LoUs), using which Choksi managed to get Rs 3031 crore worth funding. >